FOUR Scottish Premiership stars have been handed starts for Australia against France at the World Cup.

The Socceroos boast a large Scottish-based contingent in their ranks and a number of familiar faces will be in from the start against the current World Champions.

Hearts duo Kye Rowles and Nathaniel Atkinson are both starting in the World Cup opener for the Socceroos. 

Team-mate Cameron Devlin meanwhile, is on the bench for the Australian national team.

Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy is another Scottish-based player in the starting line-up for Australia - with Dundee United's Aziz Behich also in the starting XI.

St Mirren standout performer Keanu Baccus joins Devlin on the bench, as does former Hibs and Dundee striker Jason Cummings.

AUSTRALIA XI: Ryan, Atkinson (Hearts), Rowles (Hearts), Souttar, Behich (Dundee United), Mooy (Celtic), McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke, Goodwin.

SUBS: Degenek, Karacic, Tilio, Maclaren, Hrustic, Mabil, Redmayne, Devlin (Hearts), Vukovic, Deng, Kuol, King, Cummings, Baccus (St Mirren).