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Australia confident with new formation ahead of Saudi Arabia clash

Australia are confident about their fresh system, saying that it “can worry the world”.

Winger Mathew Leckie believes that the new 3-4-3 formation deployed by coach Ange Postecoglou will ultimately prove one of the Socceroos’ greatest weapons.

“We can be very powerful and dangerous in that formation,” Leckie said in Adelaide on Saturday, as quoted by The West Australian.

This formation was introduced by Postecoglou in Australia’s past two unbeaten World Cup qualifiers, in which they won against the United Arab Emirates and drew Iraq.

Currently, Australia are three points adrift of group leaders Japan and the Saudis with three matches remaining.

The Socceroos’ next game against Saudi Arabia on 8 June is vital to their chances of direct qualification into next year’s World Cup in Russia.