Socceroos 'satisfied' with World Cup draw

Draw assistant for the night former Argentinian international and World Cup winner Diego Maradona showing the ticket of England as he gives the English a lucky break with his hands for once

Draw assistant for the night former Argentinian international and World Cup winner Diego Maradona showing the ticket of England as he gives the English a lucky break with his hands for once

Goal's comprehensive guide tells green-and-gold fans everything they need to know about the Socceroos' World Cup journey, and how they can be a part of it.

France have been drawn in Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup alongside Denmark, Peru and Australia, with the latter two first-time opponents for Les Bleus.

"We have to be satisfied with our draw", said Milicic. It's why France is so lucky to have N'Golo Kante next to him ... he should cover the ground defensively to allow Pogba to thrive all over the field.

The South Americans snuck into the World Cup at the expense of Chile and can't be underestimated.

If the Socceroos qualify from Group C, they will face a team from Group D in the round-of-16.

Russia face Saudi Arabia in the first game of the tournament which takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14.

Star player: Paul Pogba - The Manchester United star is the second-most expensive player in the world, and for good reason. Most of their players are based in South America but feature veteran attacker Jefferson Farfan, who is plying his trade at Lokomotiv Moscow, and fringe Watford winger Andre Carrillo.

Star player: Paolo Guerrero - Playing his trade for Flamengo in Brazil, the Peruvian striker played for Bayern in the mid 2000s and will pose significant issues to the Socceroos defence. Cueva's playmaking skills will be at the heart of any successes Peru have, but his defensive efforts in their wonderfully effective high press will be just as crucial.

It could be Argentina, Iceland, Croatia or Nigeria.

A squad that, on paper at least, has the talent necessary to win a World Cup Final.

With distances between host cities varying between 300km (Nizhny Novgorod to Saransk) to 3000km (Kaliningrad to Yekaterinburg), the most efficient way to get around is almost always going to be flying.

The Socceroos can also draw upon memories of a win against France.

After speeches by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Gianni Infantino, the business of drawing the 32 balls from four pots began with eight World Cup greats, including Argentina's Diego Maradona and France's 1998 captain Laurent Blanc assisting in the process.

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