Sacked Brisbane Roar managing director Mark Kingsman claims he reached into his own pocket five times to pay the wages of staff and players.
The Socceroos will head to Malaysia after all for the away leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff next month against Syria.
The Socceroos' World Cup nightmare has come true after Saudi Arabia's 1-0 win over Japan denied them direct qualification and forced them down the arduous intercontinental play-off route.
Impassioned Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine says Australia won't leave anything to chance when their World Cup qualifying hopes go on the line against Thailand.
The Socceroos need goals galore from next week's clash against Thailand to keep their direct World Cup qualification hopes alive.
Ange Postecoglou admits the Socceroos were their own worst enemy in last night's 2-0 defeat to Japan, a fitting result for a crucial World Cup qualifier he says they didn't deserve to win.