Australia will find Thailand difficult to break down under their new coach Milovan Rajevac in Tuesday's AFC World Cup qualifier, writes Paul Murphy.
Just over a week after guiding Saudi Arabia to a fifth World Cup, Bert van Marwijk has been replaced as head coach by Argentina's Edgardo Bauza.
Malaysia, and not Doha or Abu Dhabi, will host Syria's home match against Australia in a 2018 World Cup playoff on Oct. 5, the AFC has announced.
Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview next month's World Cup qualifying playoff between Syria and Australia.
Australia could play the first leg of their 2018 AFC World Cup playoff against Syria in the Middle East, instead of Malaysia, according to reports.
Australian football chief executive David Gallop backs national team coach Ange Postecoglou to guide his squad to Russia.