Socceroos World Cup goalkeepers depth chart: Who will be Australia's No.1 in Russia?

The green and gold coach has selected three goalkeepers for Russia, but who will be between the sticks?

Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk has selected three goalkeepers for the squad to take part in the World Cup: Mathew Ryan (Brighton), Brad Jones (Feyenoord) and Danny Vukovic (Genk).

Which shot stopper is likely to be between the sticks for the group C matches against France, Denmark and Peru?

Goal examines the options...

1. Mathew Ryan (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Will be the Socceroos No.1 goalkeeper for the first match against France - barring injury.

Ryan kept a clean sheet during Australia's 4-0 win over Czech Republic on June 1, making several smart stops and also distributed the ball creatively.

He will likely again be in goal for the friendly against Hungary on June 9.

The 26-year-old played every Premier League match for Brighton this season, keeping 10 clean sheets in 38 matches, proving to be a crucial part of the Seagulls' success in avoiding relegation.

He was second in the Premier League for shots saved outside the box on percentage - recording an impressive 94%.

Ryan has been the green and gold's main shot stopper since Mark Schwarzer's retirement in 2013 - fighting off a challenge from Mitchell Langerak while the latter was at Borussia Dortmund.

Mat Ryan Brighton Hove Albion

2. Brad Jones (Feyenoord)

Jones was brought back into the national setup by van Marwijk after a four-year absence that extends back to the 4-3 loss to Ecuador in March 2014.

The Dutch coach saw plenty of Jones' performances between the sticks for Feyenoord and believed the 36-year-old was ready to backup for the World Cup.

Jones played 45 minutes under Van Marwijk in the friendly against Colombia but did not feature during the recent victory against the Czechs.

He was then brought in in the second half against Hungary but made a number of mistakes and was caught out by a Trent Sainsbury own goal. 

His position as No.2 may well now be under threat with Ryan's position as No.1 even more secure. 

The WA-born goalkeeper kept 10 clean sheets in 31 Eredivisie matches and also helped Feyenoord lift the Dutch Cup.

A concern is that he only saved 58% of the shots faced in the box last season for Feyenood - the third lowest of any goalkeeper in the Eredivisie.

Brad Jones Socceroos 2018

3. Danny Vukovic (Genk)

Despite being 33 years of age, Vukovic is the least experienced of the Socceroos' goalkeeper trio - both internationally and playing abroad.

Vukovic has played 45 minutes under Van Marwijk during the friendly against Colombia, conceding a penalty before saving the spot kick seconds later.

It's likely this rash mistake coupled with his inexperience will mean he is the third choice goalkeeper throughout the World Cup.

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This season was Vukovic's first full campaign abroad and he starred with Belgian side Genk, winning the club's player of the year award.

He kept eight clean sheets in 28 matches as Genk finished fifth in the Belgian Pro League, while also leading the team to the domestic cup final.

Danny Vukovic