Australia v Honduras: Tim Cahill ready to lead Socceroos to Russia

Australia have not lost at home in the current qualifying campaign, and 12 years ago they won a playoff against Uruguay on penalties to reach their first World Cup finals in 32 years. "We weren't involved", said a spokesman for Football Federation Australia (FFA).

When Australia went to Honduras they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadium when they trained and also where they had the official training.

According to Honduran newspaper La Prensa, Honduras team management sent up drones of their own in 2016 to ensure no unauthorised parties were monitoring their training sessions.

"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", Postecoglou said.

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

Their allegations prompted an immediate investigation from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) whose security personnel, an Australian team official and two Honduran officials drove around the precinct to find the owner.

"The incident is embarrassing for such an advanced country".

"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".

"Let's not be innocent, it's espionage in football", he told reporters through a translator on Tuesday. The video shows more than anything, what the drone can show.

The Socceroos' all-time leading scorer with 50 goals, 37-year-old Cahill said he was not thinking about an alternative result to winning, and whether that would spell the end of his international career. "Just like VAR has made its way to football, drones have made their way to espionage".

Pinto added: "Regardless of incident with the drone and the possibility of a Honduras journalist leaking information regarding our team, we are very happy with our welcome and stay here, we are very comfortable - we are just hoping for a good game tomorrow. we are facing a balanced side".

A penalty for the visitors was controversially reversed in the 20th minute after Escober collided with Bailey Wright, who had headed over the crossbar, with Argentinian referee Néstor Pitana changing his decision following a consultation with his assistant.

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