Poll results: Fans vote for Cahill call-up

We're not too far away from the Socceroos' second Group C  FIFA World Cup™ match against Denmark, live at 10pm on SBS and Optus Sport.

Before the crucial encounter against the Scandinavian nation, we asked you - the fans - to vote for who you think should be in Bert van Marwijk's starting side.

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The votes have been tallied, with the biggest talking point concerning who will lead the Australian attack up front.

There was also a return of support for the Socceroos skipper, while fans again clamoured to see an alteration on the left hand side.

Here's who you've picked for the Socceroos' starting XI for their second FIFA World Cup™ against Denmark in.

GOALKEEPER

Mat Ryan was faultless in the Socceroos loss to France, and was the clear choice by fans to keep his position in between the sticks ahead of Brad Jones and Danny Vukovic.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Goalkeeper to take on Denmark
Mat Ryan
Goalkeeper
Mat Ryan
Brad Jones
Goalkeeper
Brad Jones
Danny Vukovic
Goalkeeper
Danny Vukovic

Thank you for selecting your Goalkeeper!

RIGHT BACK

Josh Risdon was singled out for praise for Head Coach Bert van Marwiijk following the France match, and Australia’s sole specialist right-back receives the majority of the vote to start over Milos Degenek against Demark.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Right Back to take on Denmark
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Josh Risdon
Defender
Josh Risdon

Thank you for selecting your Right Back!

CENTRE BACK PAIRING

Trent Sainbury’s sensational display against France received adulations across the world, and the Australian vice-captain is the standout choice to step back into the heart of defence against Denmark.

Mark Milligan was also impressive against Les Bleus and complimented Sainsbury’s aggression skilfully. As a result, fans are intent on seeing the Sainsbury and Milligan partnership remain against the Scandinavian nation.

Sainsbury and Milligan have started each of the Socceroos last three fixtures, but Matt Jurman and Milos Degenek offer reliable back-ups.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Denmark
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Matthew Jurman
Defender
Matthew Jurman
Mark Milligan
Midfielder
Mark Milligan
Trent Sainsbury
Defender
Trent Sainsbury

Thank you for selecting your Centre Back!

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Denmark
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Matthew Jurman
Defender
Matthew Jurman
Mark Milligan
Midfielder
Mark Milligan
Trent Sainsbury
Defender
Trent Sainsbury

Thank you for selecting your Centre Back!

LEFT BACK

In similar fashion to Risdon’s lock-down of the right back role, Aziz Behich has a similar claim on the opposite flank. Behich has started and completed 90 minutes in the last seven Socceroos fixtures, and fans are intent on seeing the Bursaspor man gallop down the left hand side once more against Denmark over Millwall’s James Meredith.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Left Back to take on Denmark
Aziz Behich
Defender
Aziz Behich
James Meredith
Defender
James Meredith

Thank you for selecting your Left Back!

CENTRE MIDFIELD PAIRING

Fans had voted to see Massimo Luongo start ahead of him against France, but Mile Jedinak’s crucial penalty and reliable shielding of the defence against Les Bleus has seen fans clamour for the 33-year-old to start against Denmark.

Aaron Mooy was his usual effective self next to Jedinak in van Marwijk’s midfield pivot, and with the Dutchman set to adopt a more attacking strategy against Denmark tonight fans are eager to see the Huddersfield Town man maintain his position next to the Socceroos captain ahead of Luongo and Jackson Irvine.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Centre Midfielder to take on Denmark
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
Mile Jedinak
Aaron Mooy
Midfielder
Aaron Mooy
Massimo Luongo
Midfielder
Massimo Luongo

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder!

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Choose your starting Centre Midfielder to take on Denmark
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
Mile Jedinak
Aaron Mooy
Midfielder
Aaron Mooy
Massimo Luongo
Midfielder
Massimo Luongo

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder!

ATTACKING MIDFIELD

Tom Rogic is the heavy favourite of fans to start in the attacking midfield role ahead of the Jedinak and Mooy midfield axis. Rogic is another who will benefit from a more aggressive stance from the Socceroos against Denmark, with fans voting for the Celtic man over Jackson Irvine and Dimitri Petratos.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Attacking Midfielder to take on Denmark
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos
Tomas Rogic
Midfielder
Tomas Rogic

Thank you for selecting your Attacking Midfielder!

RIGHT WING

Mathew Leckie was a source of joy down the right-hand side against France and with fans expecting the Hertha Berlin attacker to enjoy more freedom out wide against Denmark, Leckie is a big favourite to occupy that position once more. Daniel Arzani was voted as Leckie’s understudy from the right ahead of Andrew Nabbout and Dimitri Petratos.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Right Winger to take on Denmark
Daniel Arzani
Midfielder
Daniel Arzani
Mathew Leckie
Forward
Mathew Leckie
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Right Winger!

LEFT WING

Robbie Kruse was a diligent and willing presence from the left against Les Bleus but with the Socceroos needing a result against Denmark, fans would like to see the winger replaced by Melbourne City starlet Daniel Arzani. Arzani has proven deadly from that area of the pitch and after gaining his first taste of tournament action against France, fans feel the 19-year-old could be a difference maker tonight. Again, the versatility of both Andrew Nabbout and Dimitri Petratos see the pair lower down the pecking order.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Left Winger to take on Denmark
Daniel Arzani
Midfielder
Daniel Arzani
Robbie Kruse
Midfielder
Robbie Kruse
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Left Winger!

STRIKER

He didn’t get on the pitch against France, but fans are crying out to see Tim Cahill in tonight’s clash against the Danes. Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer is set to appear at his fourth consecutive World Cup and having supplied the crucial moment so many times before, fans feel the Everton legend is capable of producing another against Denmark.

Jamie Maclaren was also an unused substitute against Didier Deschamps’ side, with fans valuing the Darmstadt 98 man’s ability as a pure striker as a potential difference maker. Tomi Juric was a second half substitute against France and would add another different striking option for van Marwijk, while Andrew Nabbout’s work-rate and intensity could provide an alternative element to the Socceroos frontline.

Choose your Starting XI vs Denmark

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Choose your starting Striker to take on Denmark
Tim Cahill
Forward
Tim Cahill
Tomi Juric
Forward
Tomi Juric
Jamie Maclaren
Forward
Jamie Maclaren
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout

Thank you for selecting your Striker!

 

Tim Cahill