Pre-game confidence gave way to post-match reflection as the Socceroos were bundled out of the World Cup in the group stage.
The team FourFourTwo Fan TV was back at The Star's 24/7 Sports Bar in Sydney to take the pulse of the Aussie public before kick-off and after the final whistle in a 2-0 loss to Peru.
Opinions were split from "Not aggressive enough...it's not the Australian way!!" to "You have to take your hat off to the coach, he was thrown in the deep end."
This is a debate that will rage for the next four years!