Australia may have qualified for the World Cup, but fans shouldn’t get overly excited about the potential possibility of the Socceroos bringing home the famous World Cup trophy from Russia in 2018. Bookmakers Crownbet have installed the Socceroos as $251 chances to win the ‘big dance’, although there’s been some interest in backing the Aussies from Mum & Dad investors placing their $10 or $20 on Australia to take out World Cup 2018. The biggest story out of qualifying was Italy not making it through to the Finals. As one of the biggest football nations, it was a huge shock to many to see them eliminated. Italy joined fellow Top 30 nations USA and Holland in failing to qualify for Russia 2018. Australia is outside the Top 30 on World Rankings with an official ranking of 43.