Jun 18, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
AustraliaAustralia
2-3
Netherlands
Cahill (20'), Jedinak (53' pen.)
Cahill (43')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Robben (19'), van Persie (56'), Depay (67')
van Persie (46')

Ange Postecoglou: 'Australia won't sit back against Netherlands'

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou stands on the touchline during his side's match against South Africa on May 26, 2014.
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Ange Postecoglou insists that Australia will not sit back and defend in their World Cup encounter with Spain tomorrow.

Australia manager Ange Postecoglou has insisted that his side will not sit back and defend in their World Cup clash against the Netherlands.

The Socceroos kicked their campaign off with a defeat against Chile, while their Group B opponents thrashed defending champions Spain 5-1.

"I can't see why we should worry more, we have been preparing for it all this time," the 48-year-old is quoted as saying by Goal.com when asked how the Dutch result had affected preparations.

"We'll have to be much stronger defensively, you saw what their attack did to Spain. But we are at risk if we just think about defending.

"There will be only one outcome if we just do that, so we will also have to do well on attack. Look at Spain. They would have had better luck if they had attacked better. And that's what we should have in mind."

Postecoglou took charge of Australia at the end of last year.

Arjen Robben (L) and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands walk off the field after scoring two goals each and defeating Spain 5-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
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