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