FIFA.com spoke exclusively to some of Bahrain's players after their defeat to New Zealand in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa play-offs.
Bahrain will be without Alaa Hubail for next month's FIFA World Cup play-off against New Zealand with the influential striker suffering a knee injury midweek.
Fouzi Aaish scored the only goal as Bahrain improved their qualification hopes with a defeat of Qatar, and ensured Australia still have work to do.
Czech coach Milan Macala led his Bahrain side to a surprise win over Japan in the third qualifying round, and is hoping for a repeat in September.
In Group 1 of the fourth round of Asian qualifying for South Africa 2010, Australia face their old foes Japan, while Uzbekistan could cause a shock.
FIFA.com continues its review of the third stage of Asian qualifying for South Africa 2010 with a look at Group 2, in which Japan came out on top.