Bert van Marwijk is going with the Australian football team in Turkey preparing for the fifa world cup next summer.
Bert van Marwijk opts for a training camp in Turkey.
The new Dutch coach of the Socceroos’ gives a long training camp in Antalya in preference to a preparation in Australia. Van Marwijk plays with his team shortly before the world cup two oefeninterlands, against the Czech republic (1 June) and Hungary (9 June).
“We know that the Australian fans, the team again in their own country would like to see for the world cup”, said managing director David Gallop of the national association FFA.
“But our main goal is to ensure we have a performance to deliver at the tournament. Given the fact that we are in an unusually late point in time, coach have changed, and he but little time for the team to prepare for, we see there are more advantages to stay in Europe.”