Tom Rogic, the Celtic midfielder, is confident that his experience of playing Champions League football with the Parkhead side will prepare him for this month’s World Cup in Russia.

The Australian internationalist will be part of the Socceroos’ side when they play their opening game of Group C against France next Saturday in Kazan.

It will be Rogic’s first taste of World Cup football and, with a daunting group campaign in wait – Australia have France, Peru and Denmark to play – the 25-year-old will look to his experience of going up against the best in club competition as he prepares for his inaugural experience of the prestigious tournament.

“It’s going to be new to me, having never played in a World Cup before,” he said. “But I’ve certainly played in big matches on a big stage here, the great Champions League nights that give you a taste of what it will be like in Russia, I think.

“International football I find a bit different to club football, to be honest.”

It is not just at Celtic where Rogic’s status has grown in recent years. The midfielder has netted seven goals in 33 appearances for Australia and it remains to be seen if he can bring the club form that has been evident at times for Celtic to the World Cup.

Rogic has admitted to enjoying the greater responsibility that has come with taking on a key role for his country. There is one final game from the Aussies’ base in Budapest to play this weekend against Hungary before they jet off to their World Cup camp but Rogic has acknowledged the responsibility he has taken on for Bert van Marwijk’s side.

“Yeah, I enjoy that,” he said. “But, again, it’s a collective thing. And it’s a different feeling when you get to represent your country. It’s obviously another proud moment and anyway you can contribute or play a part in your country’s success is enough motivation to keep you doing everything you can.”

France will be expected to provide Australia with their sternest test in the group. Didier Deschamps side have ambitions to make an impact on the tournament and with an enviable squad with a particular focus on the attacking options available, there is no question that the Aussies will need to find a way to contain the French.

With the likes of Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann helping to make up a French side that have an average age of just 26, Rogic is well aware of just how difficult an ask it will be to take anything from the game.

“It’s obviously going to be difficult – and was going to be, no matter which group we were drawn in,” said Rogic. “Because these are the best countries in the world.

“As a player, it’s another stage to test myself. And we’re certainly confident, as a country, that we can be as competitive as possible – and progress through the tournament.”

Rogic is one of four Celtic players who will represent the club at the finals – Cristian Gamboa, Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata will also be there – and the gold and green of the Australians is likely to find some support back in Glasgow.

“It’s a nice bonus to think we’ll have Celtic fans supporting us, just a bit,” said Rogic.

“It’s disappointing that Scotland aren’t going to be at the World Cup, having not qualified. But hopefully a few more take interest in Australia.”