Oman and Kuwait have only pride to play for as they complete their AFC Asian Cup 2015 campaigns with a clash in Newcastle on Saturday.
The two teams are without a point in Group A, from which host Australia and Korea Republic will progress to the quarter-finals.
Both were thrashed by the tournament host and beaten 1-0 by Uli Stielike's men.
Kuwait also has an element of revenge to play for, having been crushed 5-0 by Oman at the Gulf Cup in November last year.
Said Salim scored a hat-trick and Abdulaziz Al Muqbali a brace on that day in Saudi Arabia.
That victory is Oman's most recent, with Paul Le Guen's side finishing fourth at the Gulf Cup and failing to win either of its two pre-Asian Cup warm-up matches.
Le Guen's side started well against the Socceroos but once Ange Postecoglou's side found its feet it was simply too good.
After that loss, the Frenchman urged Oman to lift for the final group game.
"We need to approach the game with pride. Each game is important. The results against South Korea and Australia are not a surprise," he said.
"We need to keep our chin and play with pride."
If Salim and Al Muqbali can produce for Oman, it is every chance of finishing the tournament with a win.
Kuwait's campaign had started well, with Hussain Fadhel's header giving it a shock lead against Australia.
But that was as good as it got for Nabil Maaloul's men.
Speaking after his side's loss to Korea Republic, Maaloul said the Oman clash was still important despite his team's elimination.
"The match is very important it is no less important than the last two matches," he said.
"We will at least aim to get three points."