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Australia v Honduras: Tim Cahill ready to lead Socceroos to Russian Federation

14 November 2017

A boy and his father playing with a new toy may have caused an worldwide sporting furore between Australia and Honduras, after allegations of "espionage" surfaced when a drone was spotted at Olympic Park.

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

The champion striker was an unused substitute in the first leg in San Pedro Sula, as he nursed an ankle injury, but he is looking forward to playing his role when a spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation is decided at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

"In terms of the game, it's always important, you want to be there when the World Cup's played, we saw with Italy missing out this morning, and you realise the impact that has", he told reporters on Tuesday.

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"When Australian went to Honduras they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadiums where they trained and where they had the official training". The video shows more than anything, what the drone can show.

"Let's not be innocent, it's espionage in football".

Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto launched a scathing attack on the Socceroos, accusing them of spying on his team, saying it was an embarrassment to Australia. "Just like VAR [video assistant referee] has made it into football, drones have made their way into espionage", Pinto said.

Asked if his team would deploy long balls at ANZ Stadium, the 64-year-old threw in a little dig at Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou.

"We've got to be ambitious about worldwide football, both about wanting to qualify and wanting to do well".

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"So if the head coach of Australia is watching this press conference he has some insight into the game".

It will be played at the Stadium Australia in Sydney.

"We will have to be aggressive and we will be even happier if we can go to Honduras with qualification".

"Yesterday when the team arrived they didn't sleep at all until the night. we got a good night's sleep and my team will be 100 per cent physically". "I have a great feeling about this game. that any chances we have, we're going to make the majority this time". There was a fair bit of drama before the first game and again we stayed right out of it.

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