Australia will never win a World Cup, since the World Cup began in the 30s, no minnow has ever won it. Look at the teams who have won numerous times, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina ect. There’s no competing with those giants where soccer is life. Teams like Holland, Croatia and Portugal have never won it and big teams like Spain and England have only ever won it once.
There was a lot of talk at the last WC from commentators, fans and officials that if Australia could some how grab a point against France (which almost happened), then grab all the points against Peru and Denmark, (almost borderline arrogance), people need to realise that teams like Denmark and Peru have to qualify against the best teams in Europe and South America, while Australia’s only real threat in Asia is japan who aren’t that much chop. It wasn’t at all surprising when the Socceroos couldn’t take the points against those 2 teams in their group.
Australia’s focus should be to one, qualify and two, just try and be competitive. If they can get out of their group then that’s massive.