Leading into tonight’s crunch match with Japan, the PFA shares its 2017 Confederations Cup Technical Report analysing Australia’s performance at this year’s tournament in Russia.

The report dissects the Socceroos’ three matches as well as tactical and statistical trends across the broader tournament, including detailed individual performance data provided by Opta.

“The FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia gave us a great opportunity to test ourselves against some of the best national teams in the world in a competitive setting,” said PFA Chief Executive John Didulica.

“It presents a great opportunity to undertake a detailed analysis to track the team’s progress ahead of a critical time in Australian football.

“The report shows that while Australia finished third in their group, the team is building a clear identity and is capable of dominating matches against even the most accomplished of opponents. More generally, the age and experience profiles of the squad are aligning with the profiles that have historically done well at major tournaments.”

To read the full report click here.