Australia will find Thailand difficult to break down under their new coach Milovan Rajevac in Tuesday's AFC World Cup qualifier, writes Paul Murphy.
It will be an shock to the system when the Socceroos arrive in Malaysia next week ahead of their World Cup playoff against Syria, writes Jason Dasey.
The tourist city of Malacca, Malaysia, has become a home-away-from-home for Syria, ahead of their 2018 World Cup vs. Australia, writes John Duerden.
Captain Mile Jedinak has been recalled by head coach Ange Postecoglou for Australia's 2018 AFC World Cup playoff against Syria on Oct. 5 and 10.
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.