【Qatar World Cup】Australia【Full Explanation】

National Team

All 32 teams participating in the World Cup in Qatar are introduced.

This time, we will introduce Group D, Australia national team, finished third in its group in the final qualifying round, won a one-off match against UAE in the Asian qualifying playoffs, and won a deadly penalty shootout against Peru in the intercontinental playoffs, to qualify for the sixth time in five consecutive tournaments.


Basic Information

Number of appearances6th(Fifth consecutive
Highest AchievementRound of 16
FIFA Ranking39th
Capital cityCanberra
Population25.75 million people
ManagerGraha Arnold

<Results of last 6 games>

3/30World Cup qualifierSaudi Arabia1-0A
6/2Friendly matchJordan2-1N
6/8World Cup PlayoffsUAE1-2A
6/14World Cup PlayoffsPeru
9/22Friendly matchNew Zealand1-0H
9/25Friendly matchNew Zealand0-2A

・The All-Traian team, nicknamed the “Socceroos” won its 31st berth in the long-familiar intercontinental playoffs and qualified for its sixth World Cup in five consecutive tournaments.

In the Asian qualifying playoff against UAE, they defeated UAE 1-2 in Doha, which is hardly a neutral site, and in the intercontinental playoff against Peru, they lacked decisiveness and went into a penalty shootout, but a strange move to replace the goalkeeper proved successful, and they won by a narrow margin, and Arnold, who had been in the news for a while about his dismissal, was able to get his head straight just in time.

As their struggles in the qualifying rounds indicate, the quality and quantity of the team members are tough, but when it comes to the “underdogs,” they show unparalleled tenacity, and we expect them to overturn their reputation as the weakest in the group.

Group Stage Schedule 【Group D】
Date of a matchLocal game start timeOpponentTotal match record
Section 1November 2222:00France
1 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses
Section 2November 2613:00Tunisia
1 wins, 0 draw, 1 losses
Section 3November 3018:00Denmark
1 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses


(Name)Graha Arnold
(Date of birth)August 3, 1963(59)
(inauguration)Jul. 2018

A long-time assistant coach for the A national team, he became coach for the second time in his career in 2006.

The World Cup in Qatar, which he arrived at after suffering a great deal, was his last hurrah.

During his active career, he has played for Holland and Belgium. His national team caps include 19 goals in 56 games.

Basic Formations & Tactics

The team’s tenacity, which burns only in adversity, overturns the odds.

<Basic Formations>

・The Australian national team traditionally plays a 4-2-3-1 formation, but in the final stages of the qualifying rounds and the playoffs, the team will play a 4-4-2 formation. The reason for this is to accommodate the opposing team’s system and the absence of a front-line aerial presence, such as Kennedy and Cahill, who can win aerial duels up front.

In addition to the absence of an absolute FW, several key players have yet to decide where they belong, and without the emergence of new players by the start of the season, the competition is expected to be tough.

<At Attack>

A side-attacking team with wingers who have excellent forward momentum, and either penetrate into the vital zone or cross up the field. The right side of the team is particularly important, and the ability of the SBs and Boyle to break through is the lifeline of the team.

The current national team is often thought of as a “connecting Australia” under the influence of former coach Ange Postecoglou, but the current A team uses both connection and quick development, with both SBs positioned high in possession and the wingers running into the space in front of them. In possession, the two backs are positioned high, with the wingers running into the space in front of them. In some cases, they are willing to play long balls from the final line.

Leckie, with his propulsion, holding ability, and height, will be a threat to the opposition if he can find the best solution with the talented wingers. Mabil, with his speed, would also be effective in the second half when he appears to be tiring.

<At Defense>

・If the ball is lost, they press from close quarters, but do not persistently chase, but rather the entire team retreads and quickly sets up a defensive formation.

In an offensive situation, press from someone close to the ball and try to win the ball.

Star players(Top 4 )

Ajdin Hrustic (MF/Verona

”A Mainstay of the Socceroos”

・One of the few left backs in the Australian national team who can make a difference with his dribbling and passing. He is one of the few left backs in the Australian national team who can make a difference with his dribbling and passing. He has been traveling around Europe since he was a youth player and won the EL championship last season.

・As a key player in the midfield, he contributes in a wide range of situations from build-up to the finish. His left-footed kicks are accurate and powerful enough to hit the target, and his highly accurate FKs are also a threat.

Awer Mabil (FW/Cádiz)

”The Fast Winger”

・A symbol of Australia, a nation of immigrants. He is the symbol of Australia, a nation of immigrants. He also has high intensity when defending, and always runs in a straight line at full speed.

・After playing in Denmark, Portugal, and Turkey, he started playing in La Liga this season. He is aiming for a higher level by refining his passing and decision-making skills.

Aaron Mooy (MF/Celtic)

・”The Key to Success in an Offense and Defense”

He uses his ability to keep possession to skillfully avoid the press, and he scatters his passes over a wide area to build his attacks. With his strong physicality, he is a threat to opponents in aerial duels and set pieces.

In the 2015/16 season, he scored double-digit league goals and assists, and has awakened to become one of the best commanders in the A-League. He then signed a three-year contract with Manchester City in 2016, but bounced around from team to team before joining Celtic this season.

Mathew Ryan (GK/Copenhagen)

”Protector and Captain”

・He has extensive experience in the Premier League, and despite his small stature, he makes his presence felt with his aggressive play. He uses his outstanding reflexes to spot opponents’ moves until the last minute.

・He is mentally dependable, but lacks skill on his feet. He moved to Copenhagen this season in search of playing opportunities.

Players List

NameAgeClub teamRepresentative Results (Goals)
Mathew Ryan30Copenhagen74 caps・He was also at Arsenal and Real Sociedad.
Andrew Redmayne33Sydney FC3 caps・Became a hero in the penalty shootout against Peru
Danny Vuković37Central Coast Mariners4 caps・One of the best GKs in the country
・veteran with a long and healthy life
Trent Sainsbury30Al-Wakrah 60 caps(4)・Scoring on set pieces.
・Director’s son-in-law
Aziz Behich31Dundee United52 caps(2)・Sweat both offense and defense.
Bailey Wright30Sunderland27 caps(2)・Solid CB who has played in lower England for a long time.
Harry Souttar24Stoke City10 caps(6)・The lovable big giant. Aiming to return from a serious injury.
Fran Karačić26Brescia9 caps(1)・Large right SB who takes away the freedom of the opponent with a sticky defensive response
・Born in Croatia
Kye Rowles24Heart3 caps・Evaluation rises in the playoffs and moves to Scotland.
Jason Davidson31 Eupen23 caps(1)・Offensive SB
Nathaniel Atkinson23Heart3 caps・Competing with Karacic for the right SB spot
Joel King22Joel King2 caps・Left SB with a steady growth curve
Thomas Deng25Albirex Niigata4 caps・Joined the national team at the age of 19, but was unable to participate in regular competition due to injury.
・Returned to the national team in September.
・Like Mabil, he was born in a refugee camp.
Miloš Degenek28Columbus Crew37 caps・Using height and strength, it is exceptionally strong in interpersonal battles, and has speed that does not allow penetration.
・Show solid play in MLS
Aaron Mooy32Celtic52 caps(7)・Challenging Europe under the tutelage of Shinji Ono
Jackson Irvine29St. Pauli48 caps(7)・Hard worker in an athletic midfield
Ajdin Hrustic26Verona19 caps(3)・Breaking new ground with anchors
James Jeggo30Eupen15 caps・Blacks to fill in the holes in the accident
Riley McGREE24Middlesbrough9 caps(1)・Attacking midfielder for the next generation
Denis Genreau23Toulouse3 caps・Versatile midfielder who contributed to the club’s promotion to the first division
Gianni Stensness23Viking2 caps・Can be used as a volante and CB.
KEANU BACCUS24St. Mirren1 caps・A defensive midfielder from South Africa who was called up to the national team for the first time in September and was selected as a member of the roster after only seven minutes of play.
・If you steal the ball in midfield, immediately carry the ball forward and create a starting point for attack
Cameron Devlin24Heart of Midlothian0・ Supporting the team with abundant stamina and dedicated defense
Mathew Leckie31Melbourne71 caps(13)・Abundant athleticism, plays on the wing and in CF, and is an integral part of the team
Awer Mabil27Cádiz28 caps(7)・Born in a refugee camp in Kenya
Jamie Maclaren29Melbourne25 caps(8)・Domestically acclaimed FW, but controversial for prioritizing wedding over match against Saudi Arabia
Mitchell Duke31Fagiano Okayama20 caps(7)・Inspiring the team with his fighting spirit
Martin Boyle29Hibernian18 caps(5)・Scottish native, essential on the right side
Craig Goodwin30Adelaide United10caps(1)・Solid play and presence.
Adam Taggar29Cerezo Osaka16 caps(6)・Excellent play to get behind the final line.
・Returned from injury and expects more in the future.
 Marco Tilio21Melbourne City4 caps・Breaking through opposing defenders with speedy dribbling
Nick Dagostino24Melbourne Victory2 caps・Young Hope
Jason CUMMINGS27Central Coast Mariners1 caps
・I’m from Scotland. Rangers and Scottish national team goal hunter
・Highly accurate left-footed shot in front of the goal is appealing
・Excellent first touch and off-the-ball movement
Garang Mawien Kuol18Central Coast Mariners1 caps・Supernova who has decided to transfer to Newcastle
・Utilizing the high physical ability unique to Africa, he wins against large defenders and shows acrobatic play.

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