How to beat Australia’s 2018 World Cup squad
Posted On July 7, 2021
Australia is ready to face its most challenging opponent in its history, with a squad that includes the best players from each country’s first-ever world cup team.
The Australian squad for the 2019 World Cup has been confirmed with the World Cup’s most decorated player, Sam Burgess, moving on to play for England and New Zealand in 2019, respectively.
Burgess’ move to the English Premier League will make him the third-most expensive Australian player in history, but he has also attracted the attention of world champions like Lionel Messi, who is eyeing the same place he has occupied for the past two decades.
With Burgess and England’s other most successful player, Wayne Rooney, leaving the club, Australia is the only team that has more than one player from the country’s World Cup-winning squad.
Aussie players are also the only teams in history to have four players on their squad.
Burgesses’ move is the biggest coup for the new England manager, Alex Ferguson, as he had been looking for a centre-forward for the national team.
But he could be disappointed that England will play two of their biggest names in 2018.
The Australians are a different story, though.
While they did manage to secure the first-place finish in the last World Cup, they have only won one World Cup.
They are the first team to finish in 11th place at this tournament, and they’ve been outscored by the opposition by more than 20 goals.
While the Australians have only had one player who has represented the country in the World Cups, it is Burgess, who played for England in 2000, who will be looking to impress Ferguson with his performances in 2019.
Australia are ranked seventh in the world and are likely to face the likes of Germany, Russia, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
They’ll also face Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and Chile in Group C. World Cup 2019 World XI: Australia squad | 2018 World XI | Australian squad | 2019 World XV1