Following their FIFA World Cup Qualifying win over Chinese Taipei, the Socceroos paid a powerful tribute to Myles O'Neill - father of cap #602 Brandon O’Neill.
Myles, a treasured member of Western Australian club ECU Joondalup's football community, passed away last week after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer.
Brandon was grateful to have recently returned home to Perth after a stint with Thai outfit Buriram United and reunite with his father one last time.
Following the Socceroos' 5-1 victory over Chinese Taipei, the team assembled for a special tribute to the O'Neill family.
"One-hundred percent (it was important to recognise)," Socceroos debutant Denis Genreau said post-game.
"Family is the most important thing and I know my parents were supporting me tonight and I think what we did tonight is special for Brandon."
Following the game and response across social media, O'Neill extended his gratitude for the gesture.