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  1. Germany 4-0 Australia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Ghana 1-1 Australia
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Australia 2-1 Serbia
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Australia
15|16 Total Australia
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3 Total Australia
1 Total Australia
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52|34 Total Australia
7|2 Total Australia

Team profile

You would think that Australia would be heading to World Cup on a wave of patriotic fervour given their recent results, team strength and the potential of facing England in the second round. But to many Australian fans the opposite is true; performances in recent games have been poor, the squad is old and lacks depth, and coach Pim Verbeek has got Australia playing a style of football that doesn't measure up to former coach Guus Hiddink.

The players stand behind Verbeek's pragmatic approach, but a poor display against New Zealand in a warm-up match hardly helped foster a positive belief before Australia take on the likes of Germany, Ghana and Serbia in Group D.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Mark Schwarzer Fulham 37 78
2 DF Lucas Neill Galatasaray 32 59
3 DF Craig Moore Kavala 34 52
4 MF Tim Cahill Everton 30 42
5 MF Jason Culina Gold Coast United FC 29 52
6 DF Michael Beauchamp Melbourne Heart 29 22
7 DF Brett Emerton Blackburn 31 75
8 MF Luke Wilkshire Dinamo Moscow 28 45
9 FW Joshua Kennedy Nagoya Grampus Eight 27 21
10 FW Harry Kewell Galatasaray 31 46
11 DF Scott Chipperfield Basle 34 68
12 GK Adam Federici Reading 25 1
13 MF Vincenzo Grella Blackburn 30 46
14 FW Brett Holman AZ Alkmaar 26 34
15 MF Mile Jedinak Antalyaspor 25 12
16 MF Carl Valeri Sassuolo 25 25
17 FW Nikita Rukavytsya Hertha Berlin 23 5
18 GK Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United FC 29 0
19 MF Richard Garcia Hull 28 9
20 DF Mark Milligan Shanghai Shenhua 24 10
21 DF David Carney FC Twente 26 27
22 MF Dario Vidosic MSV Duisburg 23 7
23 MF Marco Bresciano Palermo 30 57

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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