AUS­TRALIA

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS BERT VAN MAR­WIJK

Led his na­tive Hol­land to the 2010 fi­nal and was in charge of Saudi Ara­bia un­til he quit in Septem­ber af­ter qual­i­fy­ing. Dutch leg­end Mark van Bom­mel is his son-in-law.

THE STAR AARON MOOY

Pulled the strings in mid­field for Hud­der­s­field as they es­caped rel­e­ga­tion. How Mooy (right) per­forms will be cru­cial if Aus­tralia are to reach knock­outs.

THE PROSPECT DANIEL ARZANI

The 19-year-old Mel­bourne City winger was named this sea­son’s best young player in Aus­tralia’s A-League.

KEY STRENGTH

The team is pep­pered with Premier League ex­pe­ri­ence. Mat Ryan has im­pressed in goal for Brighton and cap­tain Mile Je­d­i­nak — formerly of Crys­tal Palace and now with As­ton Villa — is a fierce com­peti­tor in mid­field.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

With few proven goalscor­ers, they will be re­ly­ing on 38-yearold Tim Cahill to roll back the years off the bench.

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