Josh Risdon selected for Caltex Socceroos' 23-man World Cup squad

Bunbury’s Josh Risdon has officially booked his spot in the Caltex Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup team. 

The Western Sydney Wanderers star was picked for the side’s 23-man squad, soon to compete in Russia.

The 25-year-old is one of three Hyundai A-League players set to play for Australia in the tournament. 

In May, Risdon was selected for the 32-player preliminary squad under coach Bert Van Marwijk.

During the team’s intense 20-day training session in Turkey last month, the group was whittled down from 27 to 23. 

The side recently scored a 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic and a 2-1 win against Hungary in international friendlies. 

The Socceroos’ World Cup campaign kicks off on June 16 with a Group C clash against France.

They will then face Denmark on June 21 and Peru on the 28th. 

On June 14, the World Cup begins with the Group A showdown between Russia and Saudi Arabia. 

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