Socceroos have room for improvement despite lucky 2-1 win in Hungary

Australia Ready to Take on France in First Match at FIFA World Cup - Striker Nabbout

Australia, whose best World Cup performance was reaching the last 16 under Guus Hiddink in 2006, are based at the Trudovye Rezervy Stadium, the training centre of local top ice-hockey side Ak Bars Kazan.

Still, it is that goal, which sealed a second consecutive win, that ensures Australia head for Russian Federation 2018 brimming with confidence and with an exciting, young talent who could just turn Group C on its head.

It took another substitute, Irvine, to get a shot on target after an hour of play - before Arzani set the Socceroos on their way to another win.

However, Hull City's Irvine felt it was a match the Socceroos would have let slip in times past.

'We've always had a very good mentality of not losing games but maybe sometimes we've drawn games, particularly in the qualification process, that we (maybe) haven't played particularly well and couldn't quite nick that win. You saw, after 1-1 the team wanted to win.

As Hungary were set to salvage a draw, Irvine chased down a long ball in the 92nd minute to produce another defensive kerfuffle.

Australia Ready to Take on France in First Match at FIFA World Cup - Striker Nabbout
Socceroos charm the locals in Kazan ahead of their World Cup clash with France

The 19-year-old scored within a minute of coming into the fray at Budapest's Groupama Arena, striking from long-range past Dibusz. "We won, but I already told my players I wasn't satisfied".

The Socceroos, heading to their fourth World Cup in Russian Federation next week, raised their game in the second half and took the lead in fortuitous circumstances.

'Heading into such a massive tournament it's important to be getting wins going into it and just to get the confidence of the boys up.

Despite the teenager's momentous moment, the Melbourne City man simply and calmly walked to the corner to celebrate, touching the ground and embracing his teammates.

The Socceroos face France in Kazan on Saturday before playing Denmark on June 21 and Peru five days later.

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