It is at that same ground where Bresciano’s 20-month Socceroos break ended with a World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in February 2012.
The 34-year-old has never expressed any regret over missing the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar, where the Socceroos lost the final to Japan in extra time, but it is clear he is desperate to leave his mark this time around on home soil.
“At that time I wasn’t a part of the team, but I always had that thought to come back in to the Socceroos and wanting to play in another World Cup and another Asian Cup,” Bresciano said.
“They were always my objectives and I’m happy that I was a part of the last World Cup and now a part of the team here in Australia.
“Any major tournament, being a part of the national team, is important, whether it’s a World Cup or the Asian Cup,
“But this makes it a little bit more exciting and important because we’re playing on home soil for the first time and it’s something that we’re all proud to be a part of.