Socceroo Brett Holman in action during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Photo: Steve Christo
We're no easybeats.
That's the message coach Ange Postecoglou wants the Socceroos to deliver at next year's World Cup regardless of who they're pitted against when the draw is announced from 3am Saturday (AEDT).
The 32 teams will learn their fate as they're split into eight groups of four to compete at the Brazil showpiece, which kicks off on June 12, 2014.
At world No.59 Australia is the lowest-ranked side in the tournament - eight spots beneath Cameroon and five below South Korea.
And the Socceroos are still stinging from the back to back 6-0 losses to Brazil and France in the past two months that cost former coach Holger Osieck his job.
But Postecoglou says Australia's mission come June is to prove all of that means nothing.
"It's not just about proving ourselves to Brazil or France, there's a dozen or so countries of the same ilk who are looking to win this World Cup," said Postecoglou on Friday.
"Our job is to show them that our recent form is in no way indicative of what we're capable of.
"We'll have the opportunity to show the rest of the world that our recent results aren't a true indication of our strength as a nation.
"Every World Cup gives you the opportunity to provide some shocks and that's the opportunity that exists for us."
When the draw begins on Saturday, Australia will come from Pot 3, alongside Asian counterparts South Korea, Iran and Japan, as well as CONCACAF nations USA, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras.
And as every group will include one of the eight seeded teams from Pot 1, Australia are sure to face either Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Germany, Belgium or Switzerland.
Many will be hoping for Switzerland over World Cup favourites Brazil or Germany but Postecoglou says he'd love to be pitted against one of the world powers on the biggest stage of all.
"There's no such thing as favourable draw really. It's the World Cup and every group will be a tough one," he said.
"I've got no doubt that we'll have a couple of big nations in our group and that's why you come to a World Cup. It's a great opportunity to pit yourself against the best.
"Whatever we get I think the challenge will be equally immense but so too will be the opportunity."
Once Australia learn who they'll be playing in Brazil, Postecoglou says they'll turn their attention to who they'd like to face in their next international friendly in March.
He says he'll be looking to choose a country similar in style to at least one of the teams in their World Cup gropup and will most likely play the fixture in Europe.
The draw will also determine where the Socceroos will set up their base camp for the month-long tournament.
The small coastal city of Vitoria is the most likely location, some 500km north of Rio de Janeiro.