Tim Cahill ready to lead Socceroos to Russia — Australia v Honduras

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"We weren't involved", said a spokesman for Football Federation Australia (FFA).

Green 'anti-fatigue' glasses were dished out by medical guru Craig Duncan, in a bid to control the sleeping patterns of the Socceroos players, while healthy meals, compression aids and darkened glasses - when sleep was required - were also on hand.

"They should show us some respect, we respected them in Honduras so they should show us respect here", he shouted in Spanish at photographers and cameramen.

Australia have crisscrossed the globe for more than two years in their quest for a World Cup berth and, while that path has not always run smooth, they will be confident of a triumphant conclusion on Wednesday.

"(When Australia came to Honduras) they checked every bathroom of the stadium to see if we had cameras.

The equation is simple for Postecoglou's men: win and you are in.

Honduras need to win or claim a score-draw to progress.

The champion striker was an unused substitute in the first leg in San Pedro Sula, as he nursed an ankle injury, but he is looking forward to playing his role when a spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia is decided at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

"So once again it's just an embarrassing incident and that the videos show more than anything a drone can show".

"Everything is going really well", he said.

"As I said after that game, it's all pretty irrelevant and after the first whistle goes tomorrow night it will come down to those 90 mins and whatever is said beforehand is meaningless".

During the session, a drone was spotted high in the air, hovering above the stadium.

"It was great to get the minutes and see the game through. after that it was all about recovering and recuperating", he said.

The two nations played out a goalless draw on Saturday in the first leg before the Socceroos raced to the airport in a bid to best prepare for the return meeting.

Much to their surprise, it wasn't any staff of the FFA controlling the drone, with sources suggesting young kids and a nearby parent were using it purely for entertainment in Cathy Freeman Park.

"We will have to be aggressive and we will be even happier if we can go to Honduras with qualification".

The national team coach will start with a clean slate when considering his XI, with Tim Cahill, Mat Leckie, Robbie Kruse, Mark Milligan and and James Troisi among the faces pushing for inclusion.