In our weekly round-up of footballing birthdays for the upcoming seven days, FIFA.com profiles seven FIFA World Cup™ veterans, including Helder Postiga, David James and Michael Bradley.
Tim Cahill and Brett Holman inspired a fightback for Australia who came from 0-2 down to secure a home draw with Oman in Asia's Group B.
Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak is confident the latest era of Aussie talent can propel the country to greater heights on the international stage as they eye qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
In-form Australia say they are aiming to enhance their performance each time they take the field, with a rapidly developing passing game proving successful for the Socceroos in a flawless Brazil 2014 campaign to date.
Goals from Brett Holman, Josh Kennedy and Mile Jedinak gave Australia a comfortable 3-0 win over Oman in their Group D Asian zone qualifier for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Brazil.
Australia knocked out the reigning champions to reach the semi-finals of Qatar 2011, where they will be joined by Korea Republic, victors over Iran, who both benefited from 1-0 wins in extra-time.