We try to predict the Caltex Socceroos' starting XI for Oslo friendly

Bert van Marwijk says his players don't yet know who will start against Norway in Oslo.

We try to read the Dutch master's mind ahead of his first game as Caltex Socceroos coach.


Mat Ryan

The Brighton and Hove Albion stopper is the incumbent number one and has pole position to start between the sticks.


Josh Risdon

The Western Sydney Wanderers fullback may be the sole Hyundai A-League player in the starting side.

Bailey Wright

The Bristol City skipper has been in excellent club form and was a constant presence in Australia's World Cup qualifying campaign.

Aleksandar Susnjar

The one true bolter in the squad may find himself thrust straight into the starting side. A future star. 

Aziz Behich

The Turkish-based fullback brings pace and tenacity to the left side of both attack and defence. 

Aziz Behich
Aziz Behich


Mile Jedinak

Australia's inspirational leader will anchor midfield while also contributing goals, especially in set-piece situations.

Aaron Mooy

One of the most important players in the Caltex Socceroos squad, the Huddersfield Town midfielder is a crucial cog in the side. And, thankfully, he's back playing after a recent leg injury sustained in the EPL. 

Aaron Mooy


Mathew Leckie

There's no substitute for pace and the German-based attacker (who will earn his 50th cap) has it in spades.

Tom Rogic

Potentially the most exciting player on van Marwijk's roster, capable of creating and scoring goals.

Robbie Kruse

Now the veteran of 60 internationals, the VfL Bochum man is craving a World cup ticket after injury ruled him out four years ago.


Tomi Juric

Played a dozen games for Australia in 2017 and set to lead the line again under the new coaching regime.

Tomi Juric
Tomi Juric