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Australia, Cameroon hopes look tenuous after tie

Cameroon lost 2-0 to Chile in Moscow on Sunday, eventually giving up two late goals, and with Australia losing 3-2 to Germany on Monday in the other Group B tie, Thursday’s clash in St Petersburg is a must-win for both countries.Postecoglou’s response to Broos suggested he knew which side of the debate he fell on.Judging from their struggles at the back against Germany and Cameroon, a win – let alone by a two goal margin – is likely to be too tall an order for Australia.The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon responded on the seventh minute.However it was Cameroon who looked the most likely to score a victor in the remainder of the match and the Socceroos could count themselves lucky that Cameroon striker Aboubakar didn’t have his radar set right, missing several clear-cut chances inside the box to fire his team into the lead.Africa Cup of Nations winners, Cameroon, were in front in their match against Australia but they were pegged back and had to settle for a point. On the stroke of half-time, Australia conceded the opening goal, when Zambo Anguissa outpaced Milos Degenak to lob over keeper Matt Ryan.Teammate Trent Sainsbury is equally determined to score what would be one of Australia’s biggest ever upsets. New Zealand’s hopes of a first-ever victory in its fourth appearance at the World Cup warm-up tournament were thwarted nine minutes into the second half.Mark Milligan, though, equalised for the Socceroos from the penalty spot on the hour mark but neither side could go on and get a crucial victor to give them a chance of getting put of the group.Yet, it could all have been very different, with Cahill denied permission to play for Australia until the age of 24, following a brief appearance for Samoa as a 14-year-old. But it would be Cameroon who enjoyed the better opportunities in the final 20 minutes. We’ve got to try and lift.Hugo Broos Cameroon relied on long balls down the flanks, a tactic that led to the opening goal, while Australia s brightest moments resulted in Robbie Kruse firing straight at Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa. “The statistics say everything”, the Belgian said.Last decade, La Roja spent five years outside the world’s top 50 teams and missed two World Cups.Australia were unlucky with a number of refereeing decisions, a physical Cameroon side given the benefit of the doubt on several borderline challenges. Referee Milorad Mazic initially gave a corner in the 59th minute, but looked unsure of the call, and immediately called for help from the video assistant referee. Sometimes our final ball let us down a little bit.”It won’t be seven or eight changes, that would do the players no good”.Australia’s goalscorer, Milligan, was more measured in his criticism.”Therefore, I think they choose our side”. “Obviously it did not see everything today”.”If you have one (striker) in mind, please tell me his name and I’ll go straight away and see him”, Broos was quoted as voicing his frustration by BBC Sports.Forward is More Powerful both the Teams, make sure that removing one forward and replacing it with one Defender.