There's a first time for everything, and the Socceroos have now set a record low in the latest FIFA rankings having fallen out of the top 100 nations in the world for the first time in history.
The immediate clash between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC will happen on Saturday, but far from the floodlights of Pirtek Stadium is a long-term battle that is about to begin across the city's suburbs.
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic couldn't give a damn whether Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold thinks Parramatta Stadium is big enough for Saturday night's Sydney derby, insisting it suits his side perfectly.
The season has barely started, it seems, but the second Sydney derby and all it entails is already upon us.
All the info you need ahead of Saturday night's Sydney derby .
The Socceroos may have dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time, but it didn't stop Canberra fans getting immersed in Asian Cup fever at the opening of the Fan Park tour in Canberra on Friday.
Pitch invasion at White Hart Lane causes stoppage in play between Tottenham Hotspurs and FK Partizan.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes there's no onus on his club to move home Sydney derbies from Allianz Stadium.
Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer labelled a potential move of future Sydney derbies to ANZ Stadium as a "necessary evil" but says it does nothing to address the long term issue of the Wanderers home ground.