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Socceroos were not shockeroos, for once.
They scored in twelve seconds. That's right, twelve.
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The team had said it is 'not keeping with their culture'.
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Australia's World Cup Qualification hopes are still alive. But only just.
'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!' just took on a new meaning ('oi' means 'hi' in Portuguese).
Who knew cricket's chief suit had a hotline to the selectors' room?
The Socceroos play Thailand on Tuesday night in a FIFA World Cup qualifier which would ordinarily be the sort of game you'd expect us to win easily but which, for a couple of different reasons, looms...
We haven't beaten Japan for six years now.
They're classed as explosives. Repeat, explosives.
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Australia sealed the victory with a late goal.
Can we talk about Tim Cahill? Or rather, the unceasing effort to turn him into some kind of messiah figure for Australian football? It's not that he's not worthy of worship – he is absolutely a national treasure and his goals at crucial times for the Socceroos have weaved him into the fabric of Australian footballing folklore.
A debut strike, veteran forward and own goal enough to seal the victory.
In cricket it's the pinnacle of the sport, in rugby it's a heated contest at Twickenham, but in football what relevance does a clash with the old enemy hold?