Poll: Who should start for Australia against Thailand?

We’ve picked our Caltex Socceroos starting XI for the clash with Thailand on Tuesday night so now it’s your turn.

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Who do you think should be in Ange Postecoglou’s starting team for the must-win game in Melbourne? 

Make your selections in the polls below.


Maty Ryan started against Japan and did little wrong in the 2-0 defeat.


Genk’s Danny Vukovic – who has yet to make his international debut – would appear to be Ange’s only other choice with Eugene Galekovic only joining the squad on Monday.

Who'll start in goal against Thailand?


Trent Sainsbury trained apart from the main group on Sunday, fuelling speculation he may not be able to back-up for a second match in five days.

The other question for Ange will be whether to shift Mark Milligan – who played at the back against Japan - into his preferred midfield role.

Mark Milligan is confident the Caltex Socceroos will get the job done against Thailand on Tuesday night.

Milos Degenek, Bailey Wright and Ryan McGowan are other options to play at the back.

Mathew Leckie should against start at right wing-back but will it be Brad Smith or Alex Gersbach on the left?

Who'll be in defence and the wing-backs?


This is Australia’s strongest position with so many options and plenty of depth in the middle of the park.

The good news for Caltex Socceroos fans is that Aaron Mooy has shrugged off his illness and is right to start in Melbourne.


The likes of Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tom Rogic, James Troisi, Robbie Kruse, Mustafa Amini and Milligan are also in contention to play either in the holding roles or behind the main striker.

Who'll play in midfield against Thailand?


After being unable to start against Japan, Tomi Juric is fully fit and a strong contender to lead the line for Postecoglou.


Tim Cahill and Jamie Maclaren are other options, and the boss might even go for a front two with goals needed to boost our chances of automatic qualification.

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