Asian Cup winning hero James Troisi heads a list of four players chopped as Bert van Marwijk's final Australian 23-man World Cup squad included Melbourne City prodigy Daniel Arzani.
Croatian-born defender Fran Karacic, utility Josh Brillante and attacker Nikita Rukavytsya were also omitted from the Socceroos training group, with surprise call-up Jamie Maclaren securing a seat on the plane to Russia in the wake of Tomi Juric's fitness woes.
Troisi, who scored the extra time winning goal against South Korea in the 2015 Asian Cup final, didn't get any game time during the 4-0 win against Czech Republic on Saturday, along with Karacic, Brillante and Rukavytsya.
Arzani will be the youngest Australian to travel to a World Cup, while Tim Cahill and Mark Milligan are each preparing for their fourth consecutive tournament.
"Every step of the selection process has been difficult because the players have all given everything to make the final selection."
"However considering many factors, we have now settled on our final squad for Russia. I believe this group of players can do Australia proud at the world’s biggest football tournament if we continue to work collectively and intensively over the next two weeks and into the competition."
Socceroos final 23 man World Cup squad
Defenders: Trent Sainsbury (Grasshoppers), Matthew Jurman (Suwon), Milos Degenek (Yokohama Marinos), Joshua Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers), Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), James Meredith (Millwall)
Attackers: Tim Cahill (Millwall), Tomi Juric (FC Luzern), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin), Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds), Robbie Kruse (Bochum), Jamie Maclaren (Hibernian).