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Postecoglou: Australia will not be cautious in Brazil

Australia national team boss Ange Postecoglou insists his team will not be too cautious in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup.

The Socceroos will learn their opposition when the draw is made in Brazil on Friday, December 6 (Saturday morning AEDT) and Postecoglou has made it clear that he and his players will have a real go regardless of their opponents.

"Being cautious is not the way I coach and not how Australians play their sport," Postecoglou said before boarding a plane for Brazil.

"We need to be able to play the style of play I want us to play even against the best teams in the world.

"For us it is not a case of minimising damage but creating a style of football that will make us successful long term.

"And you won't do that if you show a lack of belief as soon as you face your first difficult assignment.

"From my perspective the way we played against Costa Rica represents the early stage of how we want to play eventually.

"We have to be pro-active and play in a way that will help us dominate games.

"It is just not my nature to go into a shell. I have never done this in my career and I am not starting now.

"No doubt this will be a massive task for us but you have to take it on with the best of your ability.

"Otherwise there is no point heading down that road."

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