The Socceroos played out a 1-1 friendly international draw with South Africa in Sydney on Monday night in what was their last match in Australia before departing for Brazil.
The result, against an understrength Bafana Bafana, will have been a disappointment to many in the 50,000-plus crowd, though manager Ange Postecoglou would have learnt plenty from the game.
Tim Cahill netted Australia's goal with a trademark towering header, shortly after Ayanda Patosi had given the South Africans a shock lead, but there was never any doubt about the New York Red Bull man's place in the starting XI for the World Cup.
Other individual performances will have caught Postecoglou's eye, however, bearing in mind that likely starters such as Mark Bresciano, Mile Jedinak and Matthew Spiranovic did not take part.
Here are some of the individual winners and losers for Australia from this game.