Rebuilding under new Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has continued with four uncapped players and five A-League-based players brought into the squad for next week's international against Ecuador.
We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Swedish stalwart, a Moroccan colossus, a Mexican FIFA World Cup mainstay and an Argentinian wing wizard all celebrating this week.
With the Brazil 2014 qualifying play-offs approaching, FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.
Holger Osieck, Tim Cahill and Joshua Kennedy have reacted to Australia's qualification for Brazil 2014, while Carlos Queiroz has expressed his relief at Iran making it.
Australia, Iran and Korea Republic are celebrating after they confirmed their participation at Brazil 2014, while Uzbekistan narrowly fell short and must play-off against Jordan for a spot in the intercontinental qualifier.
Home sides are well placed going into the AFC Champions League Round of 16 return legs with only Bunyodkor suffering defeat on the road last week. All the action previewed.