STORY: Reuters was given a behind-the-scenes look at the accommodations the Aussies will call home during the Cup, including a communal dining area, sleek rooms with comfortable sitting areas, and a full, modern gym just off a training pitch.
Located in Doha’s Aspire Zone, the Aspire Academy was founded in 2004 to mould young athletes.
The grounds are next to the Khalifa International Stadium, though the Australians are not expected to play any matches there unless they reach the third-place playoffs.
Australia will open their World Cup campaign against France on November 22.
They will also face Tunisia and Denmark in Group D.