Predicting the Australia Squad to Go to the 2014 World Cup

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Predicting the Australia Squad to Go to the 2014 World Cup
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Australia have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after an up-and-down campaign that saw them confirm their place with a 1-0 win over Iraq on June 18.

German coach Holger Osieck has been on the receiving end of substantial criticism from Australian media and fans since taking charge of the Socceroos, based on lackluster results, his mistrust of younger players and the side's sometimes dour style of play.

The mood around the camp seemed to pick up in the latter stages of the qualification process, though, as Osieck settled on a preferred starting 11 and the team began to put together more convincing performances.

With about a year to go until the World Cup kicks off, don't expect wholesale changes to the team. 

The strength of the squad selected here is in its adaptability; many of the players named can cover multiple positions through attack, midfield and defense, and that flexibility should serve the Socceroos well during the tournament.

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