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Australian Football: Team spirit the key says Hrustic

Ajdin Hrustic says it will take a team effort to get the Socceroos through to the World Cup as they head into the crucial play-off clash against the UAE.

Australia are priced at 500/1 to win the World Cup but they must first of all get past the UAE and then Peru to make sure they are in Qatar for the finals.

Hrustic is key

Following the shock withdrawal of star player Tom Rogic from the squad due to personal reasons, a lot of responsibility will fall on to the shoulders of Eintracht Frankfurt star Hrustic.

The same can also be said of starlet Denis Genreau. However Hrustic says they cannot do it on their own and it will take a team effort for Australia to make it through.

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"I won't be able to do it myself and he (Genreau) won't be able to do it himself but we'll be able to do it as a team," Hrustic told AAP. "This is what counts at the end. We're going to do it as a team, as a country. We're going to need all 28 players. We're all going to need to be ready.”

Big moments

Frankfurt have just won the Europa League when beating Rangers on penalties. Hrustic scored one of the penalties and says again it was team spirit that got them through.

"There will be moments just like I had to step up in the Europa League final. I came on second-half of extra time and I managed to touch, what, four-or-five balls? I had one shot and then I had to take that massive penalty,” he added.

"We've got two days to go and we're going to work on the small detail that we've been working on, and we got Jordan as a great friendly to prepare. So we're all ready to go."

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