Australia contested 22 games against 11 opponents in qualifiers to enter World Cup tournament, the most by any nation in history.
Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Squad & Group Details
Australia traveled 250,000 km to compete with 11 opponents, their competition includes 22 matches. They were defeated only twice, but the number of draws led them to automatic qualification. In front of 80k spectators in Sydney, Australia managed a convincing win against Honduras which seals their spot in World Cup finals.
Australia Qualifying Round Highlights – World Cup 2018
Australia v Iran
Ange Postecoglou unveils a new back-three system which didn’t show convincing performance in a draw against Iran at their home.
Australia v Thailand
Australia fired 44 shots on goalpost in a game against Thailand but can only manage a win 2-1.
Australia v Honduras
Australia defeated Honduras convincingly which seals their place in Russia.
Australia World Cup Group: Group C
Australians are in Group C alongside Peru, Denmark & France.
Australia Head to Head Stats [h2h]
Australia v Peru head to head – [H2H Australia v Peru]
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Australia v France head to head – [H2H Australia v France][table id=36 /]
Australia v Denmark head to head – [H2H Australia v Denmark][table id=35 /]
Australia World Cup Friendlies
On the 23rd March Australia competed against Norway at their home & lost a match by 4-1. A game against Colombia, a tough opponent, went goalless. Finally, Australia found a 4-0 win against the Czech Republic & Hungary.
Australia 2018 FIFA World Cup Warm-up Friendly Matches Results
|23-03-2018||Australia v Norway||1-4|
|27-03-2018||Australia v Colombia||0-0|
|01-06-2018||Australia v Czech Republic||4-0|
|09-06-2018||Australia v Hungary||2-1|
Australia World Cup Fixtures 2018 – Australia Match Schedule
The Socceroos will kick off their World Cup against France & then will meet Denmark & Peru.
|16 Jun 2018||Australia v France|
|21 Jun 2018||Australia v Denmark|
|26 Jun 2018||Australia v Peru|
Australia World Cup Match Venues – Stadiums
|16 Jun 2018||Australia v France||Kazan Arena|
|21 Jun 2018||Australia v Denmark||Samara Arena|
|26 Jun 2018||Australia v Peru||Fisht Stadium|
Australia’s National Football Team Coach
Bert van Marwijk is now 66 years old. Presently he is the national team coach of Australia since Ange Postecoglou left the office.
“This has been a very tough decision for me,” Ange Postecoglou said while leaving the office last year in November. He led the Australia soccer team to Asian Cup 2015 and the World Cup Finals.
Bert van Marwijk took the charge of new Australia head coach, after quitting contract with Saudi Arabia. Under his coaching Netherlqualification and reached to the Final game of Fifa World Cup 2010 & finished that tournament as Runners-up. His prominent achievements also include qualification of Saudia Arabia in 2018 World Cup Finals.
Top Players, who can shine for Australia Soccer World cup 2018
Veteran Tim Cahill is regarded as the best player of Australia Soccer Team. Presently, he is the leading goal scorer, scored 50 goals, for Australia.
Mile Jedinak established his worth, as he scored a hat-trick against Honduras in the second leg.
Australia World Cup 2018 Squad – 2018 World cup Team
Final 23-man squad –
- Brad Jones
- Mat Ryan
- Danny Vukovic
- Aziz Behich
- Milos Degenek
- Matthew Jurman
- James Meredith
- Josh Risdon
- Trent Sainsbury
- Jackson Irvine
- Mile Jedinak
- Robbie Kruse
- Massimo Luongo
- Mark Milligan
- Aaron Mooy
- Tom Rogic
- Tim Cahill
- Daniel Arzani
- Tomi Juric
- Mathew Leckie
- Andrew Nabbout
- Dimitri Petratos
- Jamie Maclaren
Australia World Cup Injuries
We will update you with injuries regularly.