Joeys coach Tony Vidmar says the team are not content with their under-17 World Cup qualification and insists they are focused on winning the AFC U-16 Championship in Thailand.
The young Aussies face DPR Korea in the semi-finals tonight for a place in the final against either Korea Republic or Syria.
"We have qualified for the World Cup, but now you come to this stage and we want to go all the way," Vidmar told the-afc.com
"DPR Korea are not a bad team and they have some good players up front who can be dangerous, so we just need to make sure we have a good game plan. We saw their game against Iran and have got an idea of what to expect."
Australia secured their spot in the semi-finals after goals from Cameron Joice and Daniel Maskin helped the Joeys to a 2-1 comeback win over Malaysia on Sunday.
The Joeys also won all three of their group matches against China, Hong Kong and Japan but Vidmar felt they needed to improve their ability to keep the ball against Korea.
"DPR Korea will be very similar to China and Hong Kong as they have their block as they play 4-4-2 when they don't have the ball and 4-2-4 when they do have possession, so we need to keep possession and find those moments when we can go forward. It is going to be a good test to see what information the players have taken on and how they can execute it," he said.
"Some of the boys are still tired as the last game was probably the hottest since we have been here, but we will give it everything."
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