Poll: Vote for your Caltex Socceroos XI to face Oman

With less than two weeks before the Caltex Socceroos begin their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ campaign, we give you the chance to play Head Coach and decide your team to face Oman in their final pre-tournament friendly on Sunday night (AEDT).

The Caltex Socceroos are unbeaten in their three games under new boss Graham Arnold, scoring eight goals and conceding only once. 

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Those results came in a 4-0 victory against Kuwait in October, as well as a 1-1 draw with Korea Republic and 3-0 win over Lebanon last month.

So will your team take to the field against Oman? Test yourself against your friends and have a crack at picking the starting XI.

Goalkeeper

Maty Ryan performed his usual heroics for Brighton and Hove Albion, helping his side to a 1-1 draw with Arsenal. Danny Vukovic had something to smile about too, featuring in his Genk’s 3-1 come-from-behind win over Gent.

Mitch Langerak is coming into camp off the back of his J1 League campaign with Nagoya Grampus ended on December 1.

Choose your starting XI against Oman

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Who should be the starting goalkeeper against Oman?
Mat Ryan
Danny Vukovic
Mitch Langerak

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Mitch Langerak
Mitch Langerak

Right-back

The Hyundai A-League boys will tussle for that coveted right-back spot with Joshua Risdon and Rhyan Grant in camp. 

Grant arrived earlier than Risdon, who’s backing up from his Boxing Day clash against Adelaide United.

Choose your starting XI against Oman

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Who should start at right-back against Oman
Rhyan Grant
Josh Risdon

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rhyan-grant
Rhyan Grant

Centre-back pairing

Captain Mark Milligan was not included in Hibernian’s clash against Glasgow Rangers in Scotland, while Milos Degenek and Trent Sainsbury enter camp from their clubs Red Star Belgrade and PSV Eindhoven. 

Matt Jurman also joins Caltex Socceroos camp coming in from Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

Choose your starting XI against Oman

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Who should be the centre-back pairing against Oman?
Mark Milligan and Trent Sainsbury
Matt Jurman and Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan and Milos Degenek
Trent Sainsbury and Matt Jurman
Milos Degenek and Trent Sainsbury
Milos Degenek and Matt Jurman

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Mark Milligan and Milos Degenek
Mark Milligan and Milos Degenek

Left-back

Just like on the right-flank, the left-back spot makes for an interesting duel. 

Aziz Behich has started all three games at left-back under Graham Arnold, but don’t discount Rosenborg-based Alex Gersbach.

Choose your starting XI against Oman

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Who should be the starting left-back against Oman?
Alex Gersbach
Aziz Behich

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Aziz Behich
Aziz Behich

Centre-midfield trio

Jackson Irvine starred for Hull City in the Championship, grabbing a double in his side’s 2-1 win over Preston North End. His potential partner Massimo Luongo played the full 90 minutes in Queens Park Rangers’ 3-0 rout of Ipswich Town. 

Tom Rogic may just have a spring in his step after Celtic beat Aberdeen 4-3 to go top of the table.

Mustafa Amini and James Jeggo enter camp off the back of their impressive club form in Denmark and Austria.

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in midfield against Oman?
James Jeggo
Mustafa Amini
Tom Rogic
Jackson Irvine
Massimo Luongo

Choose your starting XI against Oman

 

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in midfield against Oman?
James Jeggo
Mustafa Amini
Tom Rogic
Massimo Luongo
Jackson Irvine

Choose your starting XI against Oman

 

 

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in midfield against Oman?
James Jeggo
Mustafa Amini
Tom Rogic
Massimo Luongo
Jackson Irvine

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Mustafa Amini
Mustafa Amini

Forwards

Martin Boyle played the full 90 minutes in his match against Rangers, while teammate Jamie Maclaren was subbed at 70 minutes.

Chris Ikonomidis was part of the first contingent to arrive in camp, earning his spot after a sensational Hyundai A-League season with Perth Glory.

Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie bring in an abundance of international experience, while Andrew Nabbout and Awer Mabil will provide threatening attacking options. 

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in attack against Oman?
Martin Boyle
Awer Mabil
Andrew Nabbout
Jamie Maclaren
Chris Ikonomidis
Robbie Kruse
Mathew Leckie

Choose your starting XI against Oman

 

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in attack against Oman?
Martin Boyle
Awer Mabil
Andrew Nabbout
Jamie Maclaren
Chris Ikonomidis
Robbie Kruse
Mathew Leckie

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Boyle
Martin Boyle

Choose your starting XI against Oman

Closed
Who should start in attack against Oman?
Martin Boyle
Awer Mabil
Andrew Nabbout
Jamie Maclaren
Chris Ikonomidis
Robbie Kruse
Mathew Leckie

Choose your starting XI against Oman