The veteran goalkeeper will be back-up to Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge next season.
Mark Schwarzer concedes his move to Chelsea could lead to him being removed as Australia’s number one goalkeeper.
The 40-year-old joined the Blues from Premier League rivals Fulham earlier this summer to provide back-up for Petr Cech, meaning he is likely to be afforded few opportunities to show head coach Holger Osieck that he deserves to be first-choice for the World Cup next year.
Jose Mourinho has assured Schwarzer he will be given plenty of opportunities next season but it hasn’t stopped the Socceroos veteran from worrying that he could be forced out of the reckoning for the friendly against tournament hosts Brazil in Brasilia on September 7.
“By signing for Chelsea, if I haven’t played enough games or played (any) games by next month, we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” He admitted to The Australian.
“Nobody’s guaranteed a spot in the (Australia) squad. The places are very fiercely contested for. Fingers crossed that things work out.”
Competition to be one of the three goalkeepers on the plane to Brazil is fierce with Euguene Galekovic, Brad Jones, Mitch Langerak and Mat Ryan vying with Schwarzer to be Osieck’s number one.