The Socceroo team has just five players who are in the squad that is to face South Africa in Johannesburg.
The Socceroos have just five of their 21 players on their squad because of injuries and are relying on some other key players to provide more depth.
But a few players are showing signs of improvement, including midfielder Jesse Marsch, who scored a hat trick in the 2-1 win over Japan.
Marsch, 24, is now in the final year of his contract and could be a key player for the Socceroos in their quest to qualify for the World Series.
Marschel said the World Cups are a special time for the country and that it’s a chance for the players to get back to the roots of their soccer roots.
“It’s a bit special because you can see the pride that these guys have in the national team,” Marsch said.
He said he enjoyed playing in front of the national crowd and hoped the team would do well at the World Championship.
Marsch has been training with the Socceroo squad for about a month and has been the subject of plenty of speculation.
On Friday, the national newspaper reported that the team was looking for a new central midfielder to add depth to the back line.
Marsch has played on the left flank in his four seasons at German club Borussia Dortmund, but it’s understood he would like to remain with the Bundesliga outfit.
Marscher has also been linked with a move to England.
He could be the key player the Socceros need to get into the final four of the World Soccer Cup.
Marsche’s hat trick against Japan was his third of the tournament.
The Socceroo were drawn against Japan in the first round of the 2016 World Cup.
The victory put them one win from a first-round berth.