Socceroos kick-off their boot camp in Brazil

After a long flight from Australia, the Socceroos hit the training track for the first time in Brazil on Friday night AEST time as the hard slog continues ahead of Australia’s first World Cup match on June 13 against Chile.

After an arrival that featured riot police and helicopters, and a day of light recovery following the flight from Sydney via Santiago, the Socceroos will train at their bespoke training centre at the Arena Unimed Sicoob in Vitoria on Friday morning. 

The training base has been festooned with green and gold images of Socceroo World Cup heroes as part of the locals’ welcome for their visitors from downunder.