Socceroos player ratings: Australia show improvements across the park against Colombia

Who starred and who struggled for Australia against Colombia?

The Socceroos put in a much improved performance against Colombia at Craven Cottage as they held out for a 0-0 draw.

With Bert van Marwijk making a number of changes to the side that lost 4-1 to Norway, Australia showed solidarity across the park.

One midfielder in particular stood out while a keeper had a debut to remember. 

Scroll down for the ratings for all the Socceroos in action this morning...

  1. Brad Jones

    Rating: 6

    Quiet game for the Feyenoord man who was withdrawn as planned after 45 minutes. Good distribution but caught out some what with a cross early on that was luckily headed wide.

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    Josh Risdon

    Rating: 7

    Great all-round performance in the first half before fading in the second with Colombia particularly potent down his side. 

  3. Milos Degenek

    Rating: 7 

    Another strong performance from the centre-back who will be hard to dislodge when Trent Sainsbury and Matthew Jurman return to fitness.

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    Mark Milligan

    Rating: 5

    Played his part in the backline but caught out aerially on occassion. 

  5. Aziz Behich

    Rating: 5

    A no thrills performance from Behich which is probably what van Marwijk would have wanted. Didn't show much going forward, but did his job at the back. 

  6. Mile Jedinak

    Rating: 4

    Sloppy in possession and a touch off the pace against a speedy Colombian outfit, the Socceroos skipper underwhelmed at Craven Cottage. With so much competition in the midfield, could van Marwijk be tempted to give someone else a start there before the World Cup? 

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    Massimo Luongo

    Rating: 9

    A brilliant performance from the QPR man who showed real quality going forward and wasn't afraid to put his foot in at the back. Nearly scored a fine solo goal in the second half after beating three men in the box and firing a strong shot straight at the keeper.

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    Matthew Leckie

    Rating: 7

    Undoubtedly Australia's best option down the right. Never stops running and notably played a crucial role getting back against Colombia

  9. Tom Rogic

    Rating: 6

    Was swarmed by Colombian shirts throughout the game so didn't get much of a chance to shine but was solid and lasted a rare 80 minutes. 

  10. Andrew Nabbout

    Rating: 6

    Played in his more preferred left wing position, Nabbout looked a lot more effective and didn't do his chances of claiming the position moving forward any harm. 

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    Tomi Juric

    Rating: 6

    Didn't get involved all that much but held the ball up well and rifled a shot just wide from a tight angle late in the first half.

  12. Danny Vukovic

    Rating: 7

    Replaced Jones ay halftime and though he gave away a late penalty in his Socceroos debut, he made amends with a tremendous low save to keep a clean sheet. 

  13. Tim Cahill

    Rating: 5

    Came on after an hour and barely touched the ball as Colombia dominated play. 

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    Other substitutes

    Robbie Kruse, James Troisi, Nikita Rukyavitsya and Jackson Irvine all made late cameos but didn't have a chance to make an impression.