Adelaide's injury crisis has worsened with captain Taylor Walker ruled out of AFL action in coming weeks.
Adelaide coach Don Pyke is accepting his AFL club's spate of injuries as just a fact of football.
Adelaide have allayed injury concerns over captain Taylor Walker and Sam Jacobs, who could miss Friday night's AFL game against Western Bulldogs to be at the birth of his first child.
Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk has stamped talisman Tim Cahill and uncapped teenage gun Daniel Arzani as players who can "make a difference" at the World Cup.
Adelaide captain Taylor Walker admits being "super-anxious" and not being able to think clearly during the Crows' AFL grand final meltdown.
Adelaide have changed their AFL travel routine and hope to keep a match-eve training session secret from looming opponents Essendon.