FIFA Ranking: 42

Coach: Guus Hiddink

Key players: Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell

World Cup record: Second appearance

Best finish: First round 1974

Qualifying route: Defeated Uruguay in playoff

Key question: Can Guus Hiddink achieve a footballing miracle and take yet another of his side’s to a World Cup semi final?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Mark Schwarzer 1
Ante Covic 12
Zeljko Kalac 18
Defenders
Lucas Neill 2
Craig Moore 3
Tony Popovic 6
Scott Chipperfield 14
Michael Beauchamp 16
Mark Milligan 22
Midfielders
Tim Cahill 4
Jason Culina 5
Brett Emerton 7
Josip Skoko 8
Stan Lazaridis 11
Vince Grella 13
Luke Wilkshire 20
Mile Sterjovski 21
Marco Bresciano 23
Forwards
Mark Viduka 9
Harry Kewell 10
John Aloisi 15
Archie Thompson 17
Josh Kennedy 19

Group matches:

v Japan, 13:00 GMT, Monday 12th June - Kaiserslautern

v Brazil, 16:00 GMT, Sunday 18th June - Munich

v Croatia, 19:00 GMT, Thursday 22nd June - Stuttgart