Australia's encouraging Confederations Cup performance proved that while there should be a 2018 World Cup place for Tim Cahill, there may not be room for another ex-Premier League player in Mile Jedinak.
It also vindicated coach Ange Postecoglou's bold, if risky, attacking approach, suggesting that his contentious 3-2-4-1 formation could be a goer -- if the right pieces of the puzzle are in place.
That would mean continuing to play Mark Milligan as a centre-back, rather than in midfield, after his...
Even by Ange Postecoglou's funky selection standards, this was a shake-up for the ages.
The Socceroos coach made six changes for Australia's do-or-die Confederations Cup clash with Chile -- a match they needed to win by two goals to progress to the semifinals.
Team stalwarts were thrown around.
Mark Milligan was moved to centre back, Tim Cahill was put in attacking midfield for his 100th match and Robbie Kruse was asked to do his share of defending in the advanced right-wing role.
A new pairing...