World Cup Play-Offs: Honduras Coach Claims Australia Spied On Training

A stern-looking football coach walks with his eyes cast downwards

Moore - who made 52 Australia appearances and featured at two World Cups - has more recently worked as a team mentor with the Socceroos and urged the side to be sharper in front of goal.

Jedinak is Australia's first-choice penalty taker, scoring twice from the spot against Thailand in a 2-2 draw last November and in Melbourne against Japan to force a 1-1 draw.

The 21-year-old Houston Dynamo man, widely considered one of Central America's best up-and-coming talents, will be fresh and out to skin whoever starts at left wing-back for Australia.

The Honduran football association, Fenafuth, accused Football Federation Australia of attempting to film the visitors' training session at ANZ Stadium on Monday evening after a drone was seen flying over the venue.

"Like (the video assistant referee) made its way into football, drones have made their way into espionage".

"So once again it's just an embarrassing incident and that the videos show more than anything a drone can show".

Postecoglou said: "This has been the longest World Cup campaign taken by any nation in the amount of games played and the kilometres travelled, so you don't want that to all mean nothing".

There is so much at stake on the Olympic Park turf, and Australian football could do without missing the World Cup in its current state.

It was subsequently grounded to comply with the complex's rules.

Pinto went on to claim the incidents have not deterred from their preparations.

"But more importantly, it [qualification] is so crucial for the growth of the game and the interest of the game".

The match commissioner attempted to deny Honduras access to the playing field on the basis of their commercial partners, which sparked a heated row with coach Jose Luis Pinto and Honduras' support staff. The players were eventually allowed to train on the pitch after wearing bibs and pullovers that hid the logo. We are just hoping for a good game tomorrow. "We need to be aggressive and I'll be even happier we're able to go back to Honduras with qualification".

Selección de Honduras molestos por el espionaje australiano con un Drone, mientras entrenaban en el Estadio, ANZ Stadium de Sydney. "We lacked that in the first game, but we know the boys can turn it around".

"As I said after that game, it's all pretty irrelevant and after the first whistle goes tomorrow night it will come down to those 90 mins and whatever is said beforehand is meaningless".

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