we wont qualify, our 'golden generation' is at an end and there's no one really to replace them. youth development here, while at an all time high, the standards are absolutely shocking. still well behind afl, rugby and cricket, at least, in terms of funding. guys like neill, kewell, timmy, etc, need to be phased out, but there's so few international standard australians around that they cant be gotten rid of.
like seriously, just looking at our squad of 22, 7 players are under the age of 25. 7. we have 9 players 30 or over. we have a strikeforce of archie thompson, robbie kruse and alex brosque. hands up how many outside australia have heard of any of them.