Australia - AFC
World Cup Appearances: 4th
Best Performance: Round of 16 (2006)
Key Players: Brett Holman, Tommy Oar, Lucas Niell
Australia managed to qualify for the third successive time since their switch from the OFC to the AFC in 2006.
They had a tough group last time out and finished third, behind Germany and Ghana and they could expect more of the same next year.
Their squad is a mixture of ageing stars and upcoming talent and it certainly won't be easy. The tournament will likely signal the end of international 'golden age' for Australia with stars like Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill and Mark Bresciano all reaching the end of their careers.
It'll be on influential midfielder Brett Holman to replicate his form the the last World Cup that saw him score two goals - as well Utrecht midfielder, Tommy Oar, to continue is soaring start.
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