Faced with a difficult group - including the two sides who reached the final four years ago - Australia would appear to have a very slim chance of qualifying for the Second Round.
The Socceroos have one of the shortest prices of all the finalists to concede the most goals during the 2014 World Cup, meaning they will most likely be knocked out in the group stage.
HOW AUSTRALIA GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
Receiving a bye to the Third Round of AFC qualifying, Australia coasted into the Fourth Round with five wins out of six.
However, the next round presented more of a problem for the Socceroos. Winning just three games, their four draws were enough to beat Jordan to the second automatic qualification spot - allowing them to join Group B winners Japan at the 2014 World Cup.
AUSTRALIA MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
Australia's most successful domestic manager Ange Postecoglou will lead his country to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - after replacing Holger Osieck in the dugout last October. The German was dismissed after successive 6-0 friendly losses to Brazil and France.
Appearing at three previous World Cup tournaments, Australia's best performance saw them reach the Second Round in 2006.
AUSTRALIA KEY PLAYER
Despite being eight years older than in his first World Cup finals appearance - where he scored his country's first ever World Cup finals goal - Australia will still look to iconic midfielder Tim Cahill for guidance this summer.
The talismatic attacking midfielder has 29 strikes in his 66 appearances for his country and will be appearing in his third consecutive World Cup tournament.
The 34-year-old joined MLS side New York Red Bulls from Everton in 2012 and went on to outscore legendary forward Thierry Henry during the 2013 season, to be named as their top scorer.
AUSTRALIA 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIP
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AUSTRALIA 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Mark Birighitti, Eugene Galekovic, Mitchell Langerak, Mat Ryan.
Defenders: Jason Davidson, Ivan Franjic, Curtis Good, Ryan McGowan, Matthew Spiranovic, Alex Wilkinson, Luke Wilkshire, Bailey Wright.
Midfielders: Oliver Bozanic, Mark Bresciano, Joshua Brilliante, James Holland, Mile Jedinak, Massimo Luongo, Matthew McKay, Mark Milligan, Tommy Oar, Tommy Rogic, Adam Sarota, James Troisi, Dario Vidosic.
Forwards: Tim Cahill, Ben Halloran, Josh Kennedy, Matthew Leckie, Adam Taggart.