The Socceroos hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russia will hinge on winning their remaining home matches after escaping with a scrappy 1-1 draw against Iraq amid dreadful conditions in Tehran.
The Socceroos are bracing for a scrapfest on one of the worst pitches they will encounter during their World Cup qualification campaign against Iraq in Tehran tomorrow night.
A woeful Brisbane Roar have been torn to shreds in a 6-0 AFC Champions League drubbing at the hands of South Korean side Ulsan Hyundai overnight, while Western Sydney's Asian campaign has gone from bad to worse with a 5-1 pounding by Chinese Super League heavyweights Shanghai SIPG.
Western Sydney have opened their Asian Champions League campaign in dismal fashion with a 4-0 group-stage shellacking by Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds.
FFA chiefs are delaying progress on A-League expansion and W-League reform as they grapple with governance issues that threaten to consume the sport.
Hopes of a Reds revival after last week's maiden win of the season were in tatters last night, after Guillermo Amor's men were outclassed 4-0 by a rampaging Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.