Now Australia have navigated the qualifiers, the countdown to Rio can begin in earnest.
Laine Clark The cavalry may have arrived for Holger Osieck but the Socceroos coach does not feel like a man under fire ahead of Australia's crunch World Cup qualifier against Jordan.
Dominic Bossi Socceroos coach Holger Osieck hinted at an overhaul of the squad following last month's 2-1 loss away to Jordan and today he responded by cutting three defenders from the team that will play Iraq in...
Holger Osieck has asked for more from his seasoned campaigners, but it is the Socceroos' young guns who are ready to step up against Iraq in Wednesday morning's World Cup qualifier.
Tom Wald Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill has received a far from glowing endorsement from coach Holger Osieck before Australia's World Cup qualifier against Iraq in Doha.
Tom Wald Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is set to really give youth a chance following Australia's much-needed 2-1 victory over Iraq in their World Cup qualifier in Doha.
Joe Barton Overlooked Socceroo Brett Emerton wants to use next month's international friendly against South Korea as his springboard back into the national set-up.
Sebastian Hassett But don't put too much pressure on Rogic, says Osieck.
Lee Gaskin Socceroos bolter Tom Rogic is keeping his feet on the ground and refusing to dream of featuring in the 2014 World Cup.
Sam Lienert Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says World Cup veteran Mark Bresciano is mentally refreshed and ready to help the team reach the sport's showpiece event for a third straight time.
If you want to see Harry Kewell or Brett Emerton next week then you'll have to go to Melbourne. Socceroos coach Holger Osieck left the pair out of the squad to play Malaysia in Canberra.