Australia's improved form in the World Cup qualifying campaign has given hope that the Socceroos can spring a few surprises at the Confederations Cup.
If the past week has taught Australia anything, it's that reaching the 2018 World Cup won't be easy.
Australia cruised to a 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates to stay third in Group B of their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has declared his all-conquering team will continue to chase history in a bid to rewrite the A-League's record.
Sydney FC celebrated winning the A-League Premiers' Plate in style with a 3-0 victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.
Wellington have roared into life in the A-League with a 5-0 win over Newcastle at Westpac Stadium -- despite missing players to international duty.