Australia made their FIFA World Cup debut in 1974, and then failed to qualify for another 18 years. From 2006 World Cup onwards, this is their third consecutive entry to the Football World Cup. Qualifying for 2nd round in 2006 is their best at World Cup. Check the World Cup statistics of Australia, highest goal scorers of Australia, and Australia’s match results in Football World Cup.
In 2014 Brazil World Cup, Australia is placed in Group B with Netherlands, Spain and Chile. One of the toughest group for them to make any inroads into next round. A win in at least one match should be a good performance for them. Except Chile they have not played the other two nations before.
Mile Jedinak is leading the 23-men squad where their highest goal scorer in World Cup Tim Cahill is representing the team for the third consecutive edition. Mark Bresciano with 74 caps and Cahill With 69 international caps are the only players to have played 50+ games for Australia.
- GoalKeepers: Mathew Ryan, Mitchell Langerak, Eugene Galekovic
Defenders: Ivan Franjic, Jason Davidson, Matthew Špiranovic, Bailey Wright, Ryan McGowan, Alex Wilkinson
Midfielders: Mark Milligan, Ben Halloran, Tommy Oar, Oliver Bozanic, James Troisi, Mile Jedinak, James Holland, Matt McKay, Dario Vidošic, Massimo Luongo, Massimo Luongo
Forwards: Tim Cahill, Mathew Leckie, Adam Taggart
2014 Football World Cup: Schedule in Indian Standard Time
Team Profiles: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ivory Coast, Honduras, Japan, Switzerland, Uruguay
Match Results by Editions
1974: 14th Position
- Lost 2-0 to East Germany
Lost 3-0 to West Germany
Drew Chile 0-0
2006: 2nd round – 16th Position
- Def Japan 3-1
Lost 2-0 to Brazil
Drew Croatia 2-2
Round of 16: Lost 1-0 to Italy
2010: 21st Position
- Lost 4-0 to Germany
Drew 1-1 to Ghana
Def Serbia 2-1
Match Results by Opponents
- They have played 9 teams in 10 matches.
Opponents: Germany (2), East Germany, Chile, Japan, Brazil, Croatia, Italy, Ghana, Serbia
- 3 Cahill (2006, 2010)
2 Holman (2010)
1 Moore, Kewell, Aloisi (2006)