Socceroos players are excited to hear an Australian coach is likely to guide them to next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Lucas Neill says he has no regrets over questioning younger players' pride and says he got the reaction he wanted in Australia's 3-0 win over Canada.
Socceroos skipper says regardless of who is the new Australia coach, the players have a responsibility to play with more pride.
Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak has endured a horror debut in Australia's 6-0 loss to France but he says it will help him in the future.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck been sacked following the 6-0 loss to France, the second disastrous result for Australia in a month.
The Socceroos have been thrashed 6-0 for the second straight game in a loss to France that could spell the end of Holger Osieck's tenure.
Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan is returning home from Europe after being ruled out of the matches against France and Canada with a knee injury.
France captain Hugo Lloris says it would be foolish to underestimate the Socceroos, despite last month's thrashing by Brazil.
Socceroos veteran Luke Wilkshire says talk surrounding Holger Osieck's future will not distract Australia's players ahead of the friendly against France.
Sydney FC have continued their charge to the A-League finals, scoring a 2-1 win over Adelaide to climb to fifth place.
It has taken 21 rounds, but Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond feels he might finally have the balance of his A-League team right.
Newcastle have boosted their A-League finals hopes with a 2-0 win over Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium.
Veteran English striker Michael Bridges will start against Melbourne Heart and has not given up hope of a new A-League contract with Newcastle.
Frank Farina believes he's returned to the A-League a better coach and can enjoy long-term success with Sydney FC.
Frank Farina has been re-signed as Sydney FC's head coach for the next two A-League seasons after impressing in an interim role.
Mark Bridge's rejuvenation has been a key factor in Western Sydney's fairy tale debut A-League season.