Australia could become the first country to join SA in World Cup 2010. Pim Verbeek's team scored a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan. They need just another point. It could come in their next match against Qatar on the 6th June giving them a valuable headstart on other countries still going through an arduous qualifying process.
Verbeek might not be the Tele Santana of soccer but he is a man on a mission and his first step is almost realized.
As for Australia, changing to the Asia zone has proved to be singular in improving their game.