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World Cup Australia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Australia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Australia enters the World Cup 2018 in Group C with France, Denmark and Peru. The Aussies will enter group stage play as the big underdog in the group but they are highly motivated to pick up some points against two of the three teams in this group. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

The Aussies have qualified for the last three World Cups but never got past the round of 16 stage. Once again, The Socceroos will have a truly hard job on the World Cup 2018, but they needing at least one big upset to have a chance of moving on. They are in the tough group and their main objective for this tournament will be strong and aggressive playing in defending.

FIFA Ranking: 40

Australia World Cup 2018

Australia Coach

BERT VAN MARWIJK - He was appointed Australia coach in January 2018

Australia Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Mat Ryan (Brighton/England), Danny Vukovic (Genk/Belgium), Brad Jones (Feyenoord/Netherlands)

DEFENDERS:
Aziz Behich (Bursaspor/Turkey), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos/Japan), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Bluewings/Korea Republic), James Meredith (Millwall/England), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshoppers Zurich/Switzerland), Fran Karacic (Lokomotiva Zagreb/Croatia)

MIDFIELDERS:
Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa/England), Mark Milligan (Al Ahli/Saudi Arabia), Robbie Kruse (Bochum/Germany), Jackson Irvine (Hull City/England), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers/England), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield/England), Tom Rogic (Celtic/Scotland), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory)

FORWARDS:
Tim Cahill (Millwall/England), Tomi Juric (FC Luzern/Switzerland), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin/Germany), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds/Japan), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa/Israel), Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City)

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Australia Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Australia
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)4-4-2
GOALS SCORED14
SHOTS ON TARGET56
SHOTS OFF TARGET50
GOALS CONCEDED11
TOTAL GOALS25
OVER 1.5 GOALS8
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS2
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE6
CLEAN SHEETS3
CORNERS54
FOULS155
YELLOWS17
REDS0
OFFSIDES24

Australia World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 4
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Round of 16 on World Cup 2006
Last World Cup: 2014

Australia World Cup 2018 Matches

June 16 - Australia vs. France
June 21 - Australia vs. Denmark
June 26 - Australia vs. Peru

Australia Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

A loss on the Matchday 1 against France will put them in a really tough spot so we expect from them to play aggressive from the first minute. But the Aussies will have a hard job against big favourites France, and they will try to pick up points on the other two games in Group C. Looks like all three teams have more chances to go through then the Socceroos, and we don't expect from Australia to do something big on the World Cup 2018.

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