Give Me Sport have decided to preview each of the 2014 World Cup nations. We will be focusing on the nation, likely squad to go, key player, player to watch and the manager. Here we focus on Australia.
Australia finished third in their group during the last World Cup with one win, a draw and a defeat at the hands of Germany.
It will be a big boost for the team if they can make it through the group, as they achieved in 2006 and nearly done in 2010, with a tough group of Spain, Netherlands and Chile.
It's a tough ask but Ange Postecoglou will be looking to motivate his squad on doing just this and make look respectable, they have a number of well-known players, can they perform on the biggest stage.
Predicted 23-man Australia squad:
Goalkeepers - Matthew Ryan, Brad Jones and Mitchell Langerak
Defenders - Luke Wilkshire, Matthew Spiranovic, Ryan McGowan, Ivan Franjic, Jason Davidson, Lucas Neill, David Carney
Midfielders - Brett Holman, Matt McKay, Mile Jedinak (Captain), Mark Milligan, Dario Vidosic, Tommy Oar, James Holland, Tom Rogic and Nikita Rukavytsya
Forwards - Tim Cahill, Mathew Leckie, Ben Halloran, Joshua Kennedy, Archie Thompson
Key Player - Tim Cahill: His experience will prove vital as always, with his club and international experience of a high level and this potentially being his last World Cup, he will be determined to do a big job for Australia and excite the World Cup as best he can.
Player to watch - Mathew Leckie: His explosive pace and his performances especially this season has made him an exciting player to watch at FSV Frankfurt.
The coach - Ange Postecoglou: He was appointed in October 2013 after a valuable experience of Australian football from his time managing in Australia. He also spent some time as the manager of Australia's U-20 side.
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