Dynamo Moscow’s Wilkshire: Australia cannot be complacent

Luke Wilkshire has made it vehemently clear that Australia has not yet qualified for the 2014 World Cup.

Luke Wilkshire has made it vehemently clear that Australia has not yet qualified for the 2014 World Cup.

The Socceroos, who defeated Jordan 4-0 during the week, only need to beat the world’s number 98 team, Iraq, on Tuesday in Sydney to book their ticket to Brazil but veteran right-back Wilkshire says the players cannot get complacent.

"That's the one thing we will not allow to creep in," the Dynamo Moscow defender said.

"People can get carried away after such a great result and now facing Iraq who are out of contention.

"But it's a huge prize on the line, everyone knows that and anyone who knows football knows what can happen.

"They're going to come very relaxed, they've got nothing to lose.

"They'll play openly and freely without too many worries so all the pressure is on us."

Even if the Aussies are held to a draw by the Iraqis, they can still qualify for Rio if third-placed Oman fail to beat Jordan in Amman.

 
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