Vitoria: Veteran striker Tim Cahill insisted on Wednesday that Australia are not at the World Cup to make up the numbers as they try to clamber out of a group containing champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile.
"It's a real time for us to be tested. Hopefully we can make an impact -- football is all about earning respect," said Australia's all-time top scorer, now plying his club trade with Major League Soccer side New York Bulls.
"Why can't this be the best World Cup I am going to play in?" asked the 34-year-old, who scored twice in the 2006 group win over Japan and again in the 2010 event against Serbia.