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The threats facing the Socceroos in Bangladesh are “incredibly real”, according to Professional Footballers Australia chief executive Adam Vivian, as a decision on whether the team will travel for its World Cup qualifier looms.

Concern is mounting about the fixture due to be played in the capital city of Dhaka on November 17, after the murders of two foreign ­nationals and increasing warnings of potential attacks on Western targets.

Islamic State has taken responsibility for an attack on the weekend that killed a 16-year-old boy.

FIFA has declined to confirm to The Daily Telegraph that it considers Dhaka to be safe, while it seeks a “detailed security plan” from the Bangladesh Football Association.

Vivian, who heads up the Australian footballers union, hasn't ruled out pulling the players out of the trip to the capital Dhaka for the November 17 clash.

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