Focus solely on Oman says Socceroos boss Osieck

tribalfootball.com June 7, 2012, 7:08 pm

Holger Osieck says he is not thinking about next week's clash with Asian rivals Japan in Brisbane.

The Australian national team first have to negotiate a tricky trip to Muscat on Friday to face Oman in their first fixture of the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers for the Asian Football Confederation.

Socceroos boss Osieck is well aware that this is a tough test for his players so is making sure that all the focus is on the Omanis before the Australians worry about the dangerous Japan on Tuesday.

"I cannot play a team here and go into a qualifier and only have Japan in mind," Osieck said.

"That will never happen, that I will let that slip.

"Oman is like a first final.

"Our focus can only be on this game and the 11 players that will be starting will be the top players for that very moment."

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