HooRoo! Aussies fly out for Brazil
The new era Socceroos face a herculean task in the group phase with reigning World Champs Spain, World Cup finalists Holland and tournament dark horses Chile lying in wait.
But that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of fans of the Green and Gold who gathered at Sydney International Airport to give a warm send-off to the 27-man travelling squad, which will be trimmed to 23 before the tournament kick-off on June 12.
Click on the links below to see the farewell pics by Getty Images.