Poll: Vote for your Caltex Socceroos XI to face Hungary

We're just four days away from the Caltex Socceroos once again taking the field, this time for their final friendly before the FIFA World Cup™.

Hungary are the next opponents before the main event in Russia begins, with the action getting underway at 1.30am AEST on Sunday, live on Fox Sports and Network Ten.

Fresh off a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic and with Bert van Marwijk having finalised his 23-man squad, the Hungary game stands as the final chance to fine tune players before we take on France.

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Now it's time for you to decide! Who would you pick for the starting XI for the Caltex Socceroos' friendly against Hungary?

GOALKEEPER

Maty Ryan was the man handed the gloves to play in Friday's 4-0 friendly win over the Czech Republic but faces competition from both Brad Jones and Danny Vukovic, who each played 45 minutes in the March friendly against Colombia.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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Choose your starting Goalkeeper to take on Hungary
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 is the only specialist right back in van Marwijk's 23-man squad and has been singled out for praise for his performance against the Czech Republic. Milos Degenek, who came off the bench and forced an own goal in the 4-0 win, is another player who offers depth in this position.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Right Back!

CENTRE BACK PAIRING

Trent Sainsbury was handed the captain's armband in Mile Jedinak's absence against the Czech Republic, paired alongside Mark Milligan. 

Milligan has started all three games in the heart of defence under van Marwijk, with Milos Degenek also starting against both Norway and Colombia. Matthew Jurman is yet to play minutes under the new boss but starred in the FIFA World Cup™ play-off games against Syria and Honduras.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Hungary
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!

 

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Hungary
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

James Meredith and Aziz Behich are the two left back options in the Caltex Socceroos squad, with Behich so far being a lock on the left, playing every minute of the three pre-Russia friendlies to date. With Meredith coming off an impressive season in the English Championship with Millwall, could he be handed a chance to impress against Hungary?

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Left Back!

CENTRE MIDFIELD PAIRING

The centre of the park is packed with Mile JedinakAaron Mooy and Massimo Luongo competing for the two deeper midfield roles.

Luongo impressed against Colombia and the Czech Republic while Mooy is coming off another stellar season with Huddersfield Town and Jedinak was the man to send Australia to Russia with heroic performances against Honduras.

Add into the mix Jackson Irvine, who can also play a more advanced midfield role, and van Marwijk has some positive selection headaches to handle.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder

 

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder

ATTACKING MIDFIELD

There's a three-way battle for the No.10 role in midfield, with Tom Rogic the classy game-breaker who can unlock opposition defences. Jackson Irvine's late runs into the box and aerial threat is another weapon on offer to van Marwijk, who is noted a fan of the technique and versatility of Dimitri Petratos.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Attacking Midfielder!

RIGHT WING

Mathew Leckie's double against the Czech Republic continued his fine form in front of goal for the national team in the past 18 months. While he has been the incumbent for four years, new faces Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos and Daniel Arzani have impressed fans with their energy and creativity in the front third.

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Right Winger!

LEFT WING

The left wing role has been filled by Dimitri Petratos, Andrew Nabbout and Robbie Kruse in games against Norway, Colombia and the Czech Republic. Which of these options will van Marwijk test out against Hungary?

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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Choose your starting Left Winger to take on Hungary
Robbie Kruse
Midfielder
Robbie Kruse
Andrew Nabbout
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Left Winger!

STRIKER

Andrew Nabbout and Tomi Juric have started all three preparation friendlies between them, while both Tim Cahill and Jamie Maclaren have been introduced off the bench.

All four offer different skill sets - Juric a physical presence to hold the ball up, Nabbout a tireless worker in a red hot run of form, Cahill the goalscoring veteran who has done it time and again on the biggest stage and Maclaren the late bolter who stretches defences and is a predator in the box.

Who's your pick to start against Hungary?

Choose your Starting XI vs Hungary

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

Thank you for selecting your Striker!