Can Australia make an impact at Russia 2018 under new coach Bert van Marwijk? Here's a look at how the Socceroos shape up.
The ESPN panel in London are skeptical of Australia ahead of the World Cup with Bert van Marwijk's defensive mindset and an aging squad.
Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list.
Three of Asia's five 2018 World Cup representatives chose to name preliminary squads on or before the May 14 deadline.
All three nations were forced to make tough decisions, with newly appointed coaches Bert van Marwijk and Shin Tae-yong particularly determined to make their mark on their respective squads.
Here are the three surprise inclusions in each of the early lists:
Australia: Daniel Arzani
Van Marwijk went down the unusual route of naming two preliminary squads. A week after Australia's…