Tim Cahill may have crossed the line with his 'sponsored' celebration after Australia's winner vs. Syria, but he meant no malice, writes Rob Brooks.
The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA's world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.
After a winless 2017, Singapore and Malaysia fell a combined 15 spots in the FIFA rankings, to sit below Asian minnows like Laos and Chinese Taipei.
Australia has opted to spend the week leading up to their clutch November World Cup playoff on-ground in Honduras, rather than in the United States.
Australia will open their two-leg series in Honduras on Friday, Nov. 10 and return for the home fixture at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Aaron Mooy says he enjoys playing with Tom Rogic and hopes that the British-based pair can inspire the Socceroos to victory over Honduras next month.
The intercontinental World Cup play offs are now set -- get the full details of the matches.
For now, the FFA must stick by Ange Postecoglou. The Socceroos can still earn a World Cup spot, a position far too precious to be taken for granted.
Australia fans should celebrate the remarkable Tim Cahill, but let's not get carried away. There are significant issues plaguing the Socceroos squad.
Roar coach John Aloisi says he'd be surprised if criticism from the media and public has driven Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou to quit his job.
Ange Postecoglou is set to walk away from his post as Socceroos coach in November even if the team qualify for next year's World Cup.
Syria's World Cup dream has come to a heartbreaking end. Tim Cahill's double, including one in extra time, ensured the Aussies advanced ... just.
Tim Cahill was the match-winner as Australia edged Syria 2-1 in extra time, but plenty of his Socceroos teammates failed to show up.