Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has demanded a ruthless performance in their World Cup qualifier against Group B minnows Nepal in Canberra.
A-League clubs and their players are keen to lead a push to bring active support – once a defining feature of the competition – back this season.
Four Olyroos players are under investigation by Football Federation Australia following an unspecified off-field incident in Cambodia earlier this year.
Melbourne Victory didn’t win a Melbourne derby last season and they have lost the opening derby for the past three seasons so Thomas Deng wants that to change.
Months after being cheered by Perth fans in an A-League grand final, Brisbane recruit Scott Neville isn’t expecting a warm welcome against the Glory on Sunday.
Perth Glory were the A-League’s dominant team last season but have been ranked third favourites this campaign.