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Australia coach Graham Arnold has sounded his own rallying call, taking confidence Craig Goodwin’s early opener against France before that comprehensive defeat.

“We’ve built the belief and the energy and the focus. And the way we started, I think that they believed,” Arnold told reporters.

“At the end of the day, (it was) the quality of the French team. They are the previous world champions for a reason… But overall, the boys did everything they could and that’s all I can ask.

“I thought that we started the game very well… We just got punished by our mistakes. That’s that game gone, now it’s about winning on Saturday, so we’ve got to get ready for it.”

All four of France’s goals came from attacks down the flanks, with three of them headed in, and Jackson Irvine has admitted his team-mates must tighten up.

“Conceding three goals from wide areas is obviously a very clear lesson for us to learn,” the midfielde said. “We obviously have to deal with the crosses better.”


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