60-second dossier: Young Australia broadens its horizons

Australia's new generation seeks to make its mark on the World Cup...

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Australians tend toward ebullience, but their optimism going into a difficult Group B is founded more on determination than blind faith. Cahill, Bresciano and Jedinak aside, most of the old guard have retired and been replaced by a new generation keen to learn. With an inexperienced defence and a lack of expectation, their youngish team will seek to attack: if they are to go down to Spain, Holland and Chile, they will go down fighting.