Australia defender Jason Davidson says the squad has plenty to prove after the Brazil debacle in their friendlies with France and Canada.
Davidson, 22, has just one Socceroos cap to his name thus far, but consistent form for Eredivisie club Heracles has thrown his name into contention for Holger Osieck's side, who are preparing for next year's World Cup having qualified in June.
With Osieck's job on the line approaching the two internationals and the finals in Brazil, Davidson said the Australian squad had to save face after their 6-0 shellacking at the hands of the World Cup hosts last time out in September.
"I think definitely the boys are fired up to show the Aussie public that against France it's going to be a different game," Davidson said.
"As a footballer, you never want to lose like the scoreline in Brazil, but sometimes it happens so you just have to move forward and forget about it."
Davidson has started in seven of nine games in the Dutch top flight, and he said his form has left him in good stead to get some minutes in the coming week.
"It's been a good start so far, I've started most of the games so ... we've had a new coach (Jan de Jonge), new system," Davidson said.
"He's put me in, and it's been going well. I can't complain, just happy I'm playing week in, week out, just trying to stay consistent and playing as much as I can this year.
Davidson added on the impact the friendlies will have on his chances of getting selected to go to Brazil: "I think it's very important, I think most importantly first is to train well this week, and if we do get an opportunity to play, do as much as you can in the game and show them what you can do."
Bayer Leverkusen forward Robbie Kruse said the Australians' horror show in Brasilia will hopefully help them in the future.
"There's no positives you can take from that match, so obviously you realise we're not as good as we think," the former Melbourne Victory man said.
"Hopefully we can move forward to the next game, try and not make the same mistakes, and not try and show too much respect to the opposition, or not give them too much time and space and turn over a cheap ball.
"It's going to be another tough test, but hopefully we can bounce back."
Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams said the squad lost track of their 'never give in' mentality against Brazil, and the upcoming friendlies would be the ideal chance to reinstate their trademark.
"The motto for Australia is that we never give up, and there were discussions after the game that we sort of let them take over a bit which isn't like us," Williams said.
"The boss has picked a good opposition now against France, it's a great opportunity to put things right."
Australia take on Les Bleus in Paris on Friday, before battling the Canadians at Craven Cottage in London on Tuesday.
|O. Giroud||16' 27'|
|Coach: D. Deschamps|
for O. Giroud 46'
for E. Abidal 46'
for P. Pogba 63'
for F. Ribéry 63'
for P. Evra 64'
for Y. Cabaye 82'
|Blanc denies PSG defeat was inevitable|
|Barcelona ´obliged to win´, says Martino|
|Unbeaten Bayern streak doesn´t faze Guardiola|
|Gilardino Toronto-bound as Italian MLS legion grows|
|Manaus stadium built for the heat, says sports secretary|
|Valcke: USA, England in tough groups|
|Ranieri admires lowly Ajaccio|
|Copa del Rey Wrap: Barcelona arrest deficit to beat third-tier Cartagena|
|Wenger dismisses complacency fears|
|Primeira Liga: Benfica 2 Arouca 2|
|World Cup draw soundbites: The best of the reaction|
|Scottish Premiership: Motherwell 0 Celtic 5|
|Bundesliga: Nuremberg 1 Mainz 1|
|Ligue 1: Marseille 0 Nantes 1|
|Eredivisie: Utrecht 2 NEC 0|
|Serie A: Bologna 0 Juventus 2|
|Sabella satisfied with ´positive draw´|
|Boateng hails ´dream´ World Cup draw|
|Pekerman confident of Colombia progression|
|Wilmots: No world-class opponents in Belgium´s group|
|Santos gives Greece ´every chance´|
|Last 16 is France aim, says Deschamps|
|Kovac wary of tough FIFA World Cup draw|
|Premier League Preview: Arsenal v Everton|
|Hitzfeld expecting tense FIFA World Cup group|
|Spain not in ´Group of Death´, insists Del Bosque|
|Portugal will fight for progression, Bento says|
|Scolari happy with Brazil draw|
|Low: World Cup focus not just on United States|
|Van Gaal wary of tough group|
|Hoddle: Tough group can boost England|
|Prandelli happy with FIFA World Cup draw|
|Pele: We will make the final|
|Australia coach excited despite horror draw|
|Hodgson upbeat despite tough FIFA World Cup draw|
|Hangeland set for spell on the sidelines|
|Spain grouped with Netherlands at Brazil 2014 World Cup|
|Serie A Preview: Inter v Parma|
|World Cup Draw: Group G|
|World Cup Draw: Group H|
|World Cup Draw: Group F|
|World Cup Draw: Group E|
|World Cup Draw: Group D|
|World Cup Draw: Group C|
|World Cup Draw: Group B|
|Hughes confident of ending Chelsea hoodoo|
|Mourinho frustrated with fixture congestion|
|Moyes coy on Van Persie comeback|
|Enyeama extends Lille contract|
|Premier League Preview: Fulham v Aston Villa|
|Two sacked by Whitehawk following match-fixing charge|
|Lucio bemoans Inter errors|
|Pellegrini calm over Kompany fitness|
|Coloccini committed to Newcastle|
|Falcao to miss Ajaccio clash|
|Ronaldo set for Tuesday return|
|A-League Wrap: Perth back on track, Brisbane win in Adelaide|
|Allardcye warns of Suarez danger|
|Fully-fit Kagawa confident of improvement|
|Mandela´s ´hero´ Radebe hails leader|
|Rodgers: Sterling rejuvinated by rest|
|Reina: I´d help Mascherano make Napoli move|
|Pochettino confident despite injury blows|
|Martinez eyes Everton additions|
|Kompany desperate to stay fit|
|Alves: Comparisons to Guardiola´s Barcelona unfair|
|Bendtner vital for Arsenal - Arteta|
|Parreira: Mandela was ´a god´ to South Africans|
|Colombia Primera A Wrap: Atletico Nacional reach final|
|Alonso the key for Real, says Ancelotti|
|Karanka rejected Mourinho, Chelsea|
|Garde left disappointed by home draw|
|FIFA should reconsider seedings, says Prandelli|
|Mihajlovic given selection headaches|
|Tributes flow for Mandela|
|Matthaus: Germany ´definitely´ World Cup contenders|
|Zidane hails ´monstrous´ Ronaldo|
|Ligue 1: Lyon 1 Toulouse 1|
|Coppa Italia: Sampdoria 4 Verona 1|
|UAE Pro League Wrap: Al Shabab fail to capitalise on Al Ahli slip up|
|No plan B for Sao Paulo stadium - Blatter|
|Premier League Preview: Crystal Palace v Cardiff City|
|Premier League Preview: West Brom v Norwich City|
|Pulis eyes quality over quantity|
|Martino will not rush Messi recovery|
|Ligue 1 Preview: Enyeama closing on record, Nantes face tough test|
|FIFA World Cup winners to pocket $35m|
|Premier League Preview: Southampton v Manchester City|
|Premier League Preview: Stoke City v Chelsea|
|Footballers charged in match-fixing probe|
|Suarez vindicated for staying at Liverpool, says Rodgers|
|Klopp targets ´result machines´ Leverkusen|
|Premier League Preview: Liverpool v West Ham|
|Pardew expects Manchester United reaction|
|Premier League Preview: Sunderland v Tottenham|
|Hamren extends Sweden deal|
|Del Nido sentenced to seven years|
|Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen|
|Hughton: Norwich must forget Suarez show|
|Tomkins eager to face Liverpool strikeforce|
|Platini talks up sin bin proposal|
|Ronaldo keen to avoid World Cup favourites|
|Ligue 1 Preview: Paris Saint-Germain v Sochaux|
|Premier League Preview: Manchester United v Newcastle United|
|Martino accepts responsibility for Barca defeats|
|Dossena confident ahead of Spurs test|
|Montpellier coach Fernandez resigns|
|Wenger: Too early to dismiss United challenge|
|Mackay hails tireless Campbell|
|Robben ruled out for six weeks with knee injury|
|Berbatov committed to Fulham, claims Meulensteen|
|Villas-Boas lauds Lloris for bouncing back|
|Bundesliga Preview: Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich|
|Golden boy Pogba must keep his head down, says Conte|
|Pellegrini tips Aguero to extend goal glut|
|Landreau proud of Ligue 1 landmark|
|Moyes unsure over Van Persie return|
|Suarez grounded over Liverpool prospects|
|Robben set for scans on knee gash|
|J.League Preview: Hiroshima can still defend title|
|Blanc hails Evian´s ´heart´ after shock PSG loss|
|Copa Sudamericana: Ponte Preta 1 Lanus 1|
|Pruis denies safety concerns for Brazil 2014|
|World Cup stadiums will be ready - Brazil´s sports minister|
|West Brom spirit pleases Clarke|
|Pellegrini enjoys away tonic|
|Coppa Italia Wrap: Inter survive scare to advance|
|Ligue 1 Wrap: PSG suffer shock loss, Landreau makes history|
|Mackay hails ´brave´ Cardiff point|
|Laudrup delighted with Shelvey flexibility|
|Eredivisie Wrap: Heerenveen, Go Ahead leave it late|
|Seedorf tips Brazil to win World Cup|
|Hughton salutes Suarez, slams Norwich defending|
|Rodgers hails ´incredible´ Suarez after four-goal salvo|
|No excuses from frustrated Moyes|
|Pardew has ref rage over Webb after Swansea loss|
|Football League Wrap: Derby go fourth, Wigan lose again|
|Meulensteen bullish after Spurs defeat|