Some familiar faces and some familiar places for the two teams, who will face each other in the Asian Cup final.
Central Coast Mariners captain John Hutchinson has announced he will retire at the end of the season after spending 10 years with the club. He will hang up his boots after playing more than 250 games for the club.
Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic won't be 100 per cent fit going into Saturday night's Asian Cup final against South Korea at ANZ Stadium but coach Ange Postecoglou has backed his right-back to recover sufficiently from a hip injury.
They say you don't know what you have got until it's gone. That certainly wasn't the case when Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou got the devastating news early last year that Robbie Kruse needed a knee reconstruction and would miss the World Cup.
New Melbourne City recruits Josh Kennedy, Jack Clisby and Safuwan Baharudin are all in line to make their debuts for the A-League club in its meeting with Western Sydney on Sunday.
There will be 80,000 fans packed into ANZ Stadium on Saturday, but about 800 million will be watching watch what unfolds from their living rooms.
Win or lose the Asian Cup, Australia is expected to reap business and tourist rewards from the massive international TV coverage of the tournament.
Having earned a comparison to the great Franz Beckenbauer, it is clear South Korean coach Uli Stielike was a very decent player in his own right. Now the bespectacled, balding Stielike has made the South Koreans more than just difficult to beat.
Turkish footballer Arda Turan lost his temper, a boot and perhaps more than a little dignity when a call didn't go his way during a Copa Del Rey clash.