Amid its longest winless streak in more than a decade, Australia is out to find form and some vital FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying confidence when it faces Lebanon.
Friday morning's (AEST) friendly match in Beirut will offer a final hit-out before next week's crunch qualifier against Jordan in Amman.
With two draws from its opening two games of the final stage of qualification, Australia is still well placed to reach a third successive World Cup in Brazil.
However anything but a win in Jordan would put the Socceroos under increasing pressure in its campaign to finish top two in the five-team group and seal automatic qualification.
While coach Holger Osieck is expected to experiment with his team at some point against 127th-ranked Lebanon, he will also want to ensure his players rediscover that winning feeling.
Australia has not won a match since defeating Saudi Arabia 4-2 in February, with last month's 3-1 defeat in Scotland stretching its winless run to four games.
It is the most consecutive matches Osieck's side has gone without tasting victory since they broke a five-game winless streak against Hungary in February, 2000.
With big guns including Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano, Lucas Neill, Brett Holman and Luke Wilkshire expected to start the friendly match, Australia looks strongly placed for victory but midfielder Mile Jedinak stressed the focus was firmly on the Jordan game.
"We're going to be trying some things and it's a good hitout just before we play the crunch game against Jordan, but we're under no illusion, Jordan is the main game," Jedinak said.
While Osieck has indicated Australia's big guns will feature prominently against Lebanon, he could also take the chance to have another look at fringe players including Nikita Rukavytsya, Jason Davidson, Ryan McGowan and recalled midfielder James Holland.
Striker Robbie Kruse is hopeful of retaining a starting place up front after starting in Fortuna Dusseldorf's opening two matches of the Bundesliga season.
"I want to start to cement myself as a starting player," Kruse said.
"Now I'm playing in the Bundesliga, hopefully that's puts me in good stead."
Mark Schwarzer will become Australia's first male footballer to play 100 A-International matches if he figures against Lebanon, though he could be saved for the Jordan match.
It is the Socceroos' first match against Lebanon, who has picked up one point from its opening three matches of the qualification phase.
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