Iraq travel to Sweden this week to play Brazil in preparation for next week's crunch World Cup clash with Australia.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says his senior players need to provide better guidance after keeping faith with them for the crunch match against Iraq.
Mark Bresciano, refreshed after an 18-month absence, is in strong form heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne.
Oman coach Paul Le Guen urges his players to adopt a 'never-say-die' approach to have any chance of upsetting the Socceroos.
Socceroos steamroll their way to a 5-0 win over Malaysia in Canberra as a tune-up for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Oman.
Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has promised to field his strongest possible team in next week's final World Cup qualifier against Japan in Melbourne.
Bahrain coach Milan Micala is wary of a Socceroos side that will be relieved of all pressure and free to "play football" in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier.
The Socceroos will fly to Doha on Friday to finalise preparations for Saturday's pivotal World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
Socceroos midfielder Tim Cahill is hopeful he will be fit for selection in Australia's World Cup qualifier against Qatar on Saturday.
The remaining members of the Socceroos squad will head for Dubai on Tuesday to prepare for Sunday's (AEST) World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
The Socceroos are playing down expectations for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier, saying Uzbekistan's demolition of Qatar proved their heavyweight status.
Captain Lucas Neill claims the Socceroos still hold a mental edge over their 2006 World Cup rivals, Japan.
A Mark Bresciano goal in the dying seconds gave the Socceroos a 1-0 win despite being completely outplayed by Bahrain in Wednesday night's World Cup qualifier.
The Socceroos have paid tribute to cancer patient Craig Moore before Wednesday night's (0200 Thursday AEDT) World Cup qualifier against Bahrain.
Socceroos star Tim Cahill has played down injury concerns and expects to play a full match in the World Cup qualifier against Bahrain early Thursday AEDT.