After a sloppy start to their campaign against Thailand in September 2011, the Socceroos produced a clinical performance to dismantle Saudi Arabia 3-1 away from home on match day 2 to sit top of their WCQ group.
The result in the Middle East was a remarkable achievement for the Socceroos after being forced to travel to Dammam just four days after their win over Thailand and faced sweltering conditions nudging 40 degrees.
Back on home soil in Sydney just four weeks later, the Socceroos came up against a tricky opponent in Oman.
Undefeated on home soil in more than two years, could the Socceroos maintain their 100% record to start their qualifying campaign?
What happened that night? Get the inside story from one of the Socceroos who played a crucial role that night, Mile Jedinak.
Check out the video and let Australia’s new skipper take you through a key clash in the Socceroos’ journey to Brazil.
The Socceroos play Croatia in a friendly next Friday night (kick off 9am AEST time Saturday morning live on Fox Sports) ahead of their tournament opener against Chile on June 13.
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