The 21st FIFA World Cup tournament is going to start this year in Russia from 14 June 2018. This has already sent a ripple of feverish excitement amongst fans worldwide.
The 31st team to get selected for the tournament happens to be Australia that is set to face off France on 16 June 2018 in Kazan at 8PM on Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Socceroos team of Australia is in the Group C along with France, Denmark, and Peru.
How Australia fares worldwide?
Out of 14 qualifying campaigns, the team of Socceroos, Australia has been in the finals of 4. Bert Van Marwijk has been elected the coach of the team after Ange Postercoglou had quit last year. The mentor Ante Milicic is high on positivity since the team has the likes of Tim Cahill. After facing a massive defeat against France the last time, of 6-0, the team had undergone a great change. The then coach Holger Osieck was replaced by Ange Postercoglou.
The Likely Team Lineup:
Let us check at the lineup that looks striking. However, the matter that remains to be seen is whether it will be as impressive in performance as well or not.
Goal Keepers: The Goal keeper, Mat Ryan was the first to tweet about the team’s entry in the Russia world cup. Besides him, the other Goal keepers tentative to participate include Brad Jones, and Danny Vukovic. Tony Franken is the Goalkeeping coach on board.
Defenders: Among the top names in this regard, we have Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury and Bailey Wright in the defenders’ roster. Of course, it is for us to wait and watch as to who will be there in the first match.
Midfielders: Joshua Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tomas Rojic, and James Troisi are the midfielders probable to play in the Australian team.
Forwards: The very reliable Tim Cahill is the one who is the star and the most awaited goal scorer this year. So, he finds a definite spot in the Forwards position. Besides him, Tomi Juric, Mathey Leckie, and Nikita Rukavytsya are the other Forwards players.
The Socceroos will be playing Group stage matches against Denmark on 21 June 2018 at 10pm AEST. It will also play against Peru on 26 June 2018 at midnight.
The Socceroos is aware of the challenges it will be facing while facing France in the first match.