World Cup 2018: Australia team profile
Last Updated: 11/06/18 2:31pm
From fixtures and fun facts to the key men, all you need to know about Australia ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Manager: Bert van Marwijk
Star man: Tim Cahill - The evergreen 38-year-old broke Syrian hearts in October when scoring an extra-time winning goal in the second-leg play-off.
How they qualified: Prevailed 3-1 aggregate winners over Honduras in the intercontinental play-off.
History: Having first reached the World Cup in 1974, Australia have gone on to appear at every World Cup since 2006. Their best showing of those four appearances was a last-16 finish in 2006, where they lost 1-0 to Italy.
Fun fact: Tim Cahill has scored 45 per cent of Australia's goals at World Cups - five of 11.
Best World Cup moment: After ending their 32-year wait to appear at a World Cup, Australia found themselves 1-0 down going into the final 10 minutes of their opening group game against Japan in 2006. Step up Tim Cahill, who netted twice in five minutes before an injury-time John Aloisi goal sealed a famous 3-1 win, in what was their first ever victory at the finals.
Player you've never heard of: Robbie Kruse - The Vfl Bochum forward netted in Australia's first-leg play-off against Syria in October - the Socceroos won that tie 3-2 on aggregate before beating Honduras to qualify.
Kit: Home - yellow; Away - dark green.
Group C fixtures: France (11am, June 16, Kazan), Denmark (1pm, June 21, Samara), Peru (3pm, June 26, Sochi)