29 May 2014

Socceroos arrive in Brazil for World Cup

5:58 pm on 29 May 2014

The Socceroos have landed in Brazil, the first foreign team to arrive for next month's Fifa World Cup.

The team will head straight to the beachside city of Vitoria, their base for the duration of the World Cup, about 300km northeast of Rio.

Players will have only a few days to prove their worth to coach Ange Postecoglou before he trims his squad to 23 on June 2nd.

The Socceroos, the worst-ranked side in the tournament, play a warm-up match against Croatia in Salvador on June 6th before opening their campaign against Chile on June 14th.