It was the worst possible way for van Marwijk and his players to get acquainted ahead of the World Cup.
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Bert van Marwijk aims to get Australia's World Cup preparations on track in Tuesday's friendly against Colombia in London. Australia manager Van Marwijk endured a miserable start to his reign as the Socceroos were routed 4-1 by Norway Friday.A hat-trick from LA Galaxy striker Ola Kamara and Tore Reginiussen's strike sealed an emphatic win for Norway, ranked 20 places below Australia and did not qualify for the World Cup.Van Marwijk, who led the Netherlands to a runner-up finish at the 2010 World Cup, concedes there is plenty for Australia to work on before they can dream of a strong run in Russia.Van Marwijk's starting lineup is a work in progress as he considers his options for Russia.He gave debuts to forwards Dimi Petratos and Andrew Nabbout against Norway, but was also without key players Matthew Jurman and Trent Sainsbury.
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