"I have a lot of doubts, I have 23 players and full confidence in each of them", he said "There is one week to go, we will have to see what happens in training".
Although professional soccer isn't as big in the United States as it is around the world, you still most likely know about the World Cup.
"That is why FFA is looking forward taking its place among the 32 nations at the World Cup finals and representing Australia".
Domestically however, the world cup is believed to have given Putin, who was controversially re-elected in March with almost 77 percent of the vote, a boost in popularity. Turkey failed to clear the qualifying stage to play in the much-anticipated quadrennial worldwide football event.
Earlier this year, Federation Internationale de Football Association successfully filed for a temporary injunction against Viagogo for advertising tickets to the World Cup before they had been allocated or issued.
Saudi Arabia will back a joint bid by the US, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFAWorld Cup, underlining its eagerness to strengthen ties with the Trump White House.
The recent performances of World Cup hosts Russian Federation have left plenty of questions about their prospects at the tournament that opens next week.