2018 FIFA World Cup: Australia

Thursday 8th February 2018 2018 fifa world cup: australia
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The Australian national soccer team was first constituted in 1922. Governed by Football Federation Australia (FFA), this national team is officially nicknamed as Socceroos. For five times, the team represented Australia in world football stage of FIFA World Cup since their debut appearance in the 1974 World Cup hosted by West Germany.

As of January 18, 2018, Australia is in the 36th position of FIFA ranking. Australian team is known for their near misses in its attempt to qualify for the World Cup. For more than 40 years of time period, the Australian team has failed to qualify. But since 2006, Australia has been continuously qualified and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Australian team secured a position for playing World Cup.

Caption: The Socceroos line up for a team shot during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match

Picture credit: fifa.com

Coached by the current head coach Bert Van Marwijk and goalkeeping coach Tony Franken along with two assistant coaches, the Australian national soccer team has 23 players in their current squad.

Feel free to check out the details of this national team that are given below.

Jersey number

Position

Player

Date of birth

Goals

1

Goalkeeper

Mathew Ryan

8 April 1992

0

12

Goalkeeper

Mitchell Langerak

22 August 1988

0

18

Goalkeeper

Danny Vukovic

27 February 1985

0

2

Defender

Milos Degenek

28 April 1994

0

3

Defender

Alex Gersbach

8 May 1997

0

6

Defender

Matthew Jurman

8 December 1989

0

8

Defender

Bailey Wright

28 July 1992

1

11

Defender

Josh Risdon

17 July 1992

0

16

Defender

Aziz behich

16 October 1990

2

19

Defender

Ryan McGowan

15 August 1989

0

20

Defender

Trent Sainsbury

5 January 1992

3

5

Midfielder

Mark Milligan

4 August 1985

6

13

Midfielder

Aaron Mooy

15 September 1990

5

14

Midfielder

James Troisi

3 July 1988

5

15

Midfielder

Mile Jedinak (captain)

3 August 1984

18

21

Midfielder

Massimo Luongo

25 September 1992

5

22

Midfielder

Jackson Irvine

7 March 1993

1

23

Midfielder

Tom rogic

16 December 1992

7

4

Forward

Tim Cahill

6 December 1979

50

7

Forward

Matthew Leckie

4 February 1991

6

9

Forward

Tomi Juric

22 July 1991

8

10

Forward

Robbie kruse

5 October 1988

5

17

Forward

Nikita Rukavytsya

22 June 1987

1

Besides this squad, 19 more players have been called up for the team in the past 12 months.

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