Honeymooning Socceroo fan Samantha Byrne has vowed to run nude down Copacabana Beach if Australia can get a result from their crucial clash with the Netherlands on Thursday morning (AEST).
Samantha is in Brazil with newlywed husband Phil on a three week trip from their home in Melbourne to follow the fortunes of the Socceroos at the World Cup.
But she raised the stakes for the Socceroos with her pledge after making the bet five hours into the seven-hour long coach trip from Rio to visit the Socceroos at their training base in Vitoria today.
"I'm regretting saying it now - delirium and hysteria had set in on the coach trip!" she said in the stands of the Arena Unimed Sicoob stadium this morning as the Socceroos trained in the background.
"But if it helps in anyway, I guess I'll take one for the team!"
A group of about 20 Socceroos fans made the gruelling journey north to see around the Australian base and get close to their heroes.
They were given an exclusive tour of the dressing room area and privileged access to the final Vitoria training session, staying on after the media were excluded, before the Socceroos fly down to Porto Alegre later today to meet the Netherlands on Thursday.
The mood is little more subdued following both the Chile game and the result of the Dutch slaughter of the Spanish.
"That changes everything," said Michael Cottone, here with his son Mark. "But anything can happen. Never say die..."
The Socceroos again shut their training session to the press after their warm up to keep the match tactics a secret before they take to the field against the Dutch.
More foreign press joined the media pack today as interest in the Socceroos grows ahead of their next two vital matches.
Leftback Jason Davidson - who was one of the Socceroos stars in the match against Chile - paid tribute to the fans for making the journey to see them.
"It's amazing," he said. "For all the Aussie supporters to come all the way to Brazil - it's a long flight. Thank you very much to all of them.
"And to have them here today at training, it's a good inspiration for the boys because we're playing for our country and it's an honour and a privilege - and we're trying to make them proud."