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.
In-form Arsenal hitman Olivier Giroud believes the Socceroos can cause problems at next year's World Cup despite France making light work of them.
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.
Holger Osieck is growing tired of criticism aimed at him and his Socceroos and says outside expectations are unrealistic.
Besieged Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says FFA have not indicated his job is under threat heading into the friendly match against France.
David Carney believes he still has plenty to offer the Socceroos after earning a suprise recall for the friendly matches against France and Canada.
Socceroos veteran Luke Wilkshire says talk surrounding Holger Osieck's future will not distract Australia's players ahead of the friendly against France.
Rising goalkeeper Mitch Langerak feels ideally prepared for his likely Socceroos debut against France in Paris.
Mile Jedinak has made a strong start to life in the English Premier League but his promoted side Crystal Palace have fallen 1-0 to Tottenham.