Postecoglou to change up Socceroos XI

Postecoglou to change up Socceroos XI

Jorge Luis Pinto accused Australia of "espionage", the Honduras head coach unsatisfied with the Socceroos' excuse after a drone was spotted hovering over his team's training session ahead of Wednesday's World Cup inter-confederation play-off.

Australia welcome Honduras to the ANZ Stadium in Sydney as both sides seek their passage to the World Cup in Russian Federation after playing out a goalless draw in San Pedro Sula last week. "For such an advanced country; when Australia went to Honduras they checked every bathroom, every box at the stadium, where they trained and also [where the game was]".

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.

The Honduran squad, who have previously suspended captain Maynor Figueroa and speedy winger Alberth Elis back in their arsenal, finally arrived in Sydney on Monday morning almost a day after Australia.

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"I'm not really concerned to be honest", he said at Australia's official pre-match press conference.

"So once again it's just an embarrassing incident and that the videos show more than anything a drone can show". The video shows more than anything, what the drone can show.

"It just takes some of the merit away from fair play and the sporting event that will be held tomorrow".

That's 8pm in Sydney and 3am for any hardy Hondurans looking to stay up and watch their team. They were understood to be advised the use of drones was not permitted in Olympic Park.

However, Pinto is refusing to believe the Australian and stadium officials, remaining firm the Socceroos were engaging in attempted "espionage".

"Let's not be innocent it's espionage in football", Pinto said speaking through an interpreter.

The Socceroos did use a drone during their training sessions in Honduras, but it belonged to their media team and was used only to film Australia's training sessions.

Drone-gate is not the only incident that has involved accusations of murky behaviour.

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