Three points seperate the top two in the A-League after Central Coast Mariners saw off Melbourne Heart 2-1, while Perth Glory succumbed to a last-minute equaliser against Adelaide United.
Richard Garcia has admitted he faces a tense few months to see whether he will be included in Pim Verbeek's plans for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Australia will become the first team to qualify for South Africa 2010 if Bahrain and Qatar draw later today, after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 at home.
A selection of rising stars have made positive impressions during Asian Zone qualifying for South Africa 2010. FIFA.com takes a closer look.
Australia coach Pim Verbeek has decided to rest Harry Kewell, his captain of recent times, for the friendly against South Africa on Wednesday.