The Qantas Young Socceroos are ready for their next challenge at the FIFA U20 World Cup and are confident they can compete with el Salvador.
The Qantas Young Socceroos have negotiated the first step of their 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign and have set their sights on El Salvador and their first win of the tournament.
Australia's first up 1-1 draw with South American heavyweights Colombia triggered some high praise from back home and abroad, and having made such a positive initial impression, the challenge now for Paul Okon's charges is to match heightened expectations.
Encouragingly, all those that took to the field against Colombia are fit and ready to back up against El Salvador, who themselves will present Australia with another formidable test.
"The players had to battle until the last minute (against Colombia) so we expected some tired bodies but we've recovered well," said Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Paul Okon.
"Football's all about emotions, it's all about enjoyment and moments like the other night, the result, the performance, you need to sit back and enjoy the moment.
"But we know it's step one in the direction that we want to go, we will face a good opponent in El Salvador and it's important for us to continue to play the way we've been playing since we started the program.
"We need to maintain that and not get anything else in the way of doing what we feel we do well."
El Salvador suffered a 3-0 defeat to hosts Turkey in their opening Group C match in Trabzon, and come into Tuesday's (Wednesday morning AEST) clash needing a result to keep their maiden FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign alive.
The Central Americans have brought a largely home-based squad to Turkey.
Striker Jairo Hernandez - El Salvador's top goal scorer in qualifying - headlines a promising selection that placed third at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
It was Australia's line up, however, that caused the greatest buzz in Group C on match day one and Okon's squad are determined to again showcase their qualities, this time in Rize - a provincial Turkish city on the coast of the Black Sea.
"We've looked at a number of DVD's, but I think it was great to actually see them (El Salvador) play live, after our game the other night, against Turkey," said Okon.
"They're a good team, they're typical street footballers, very good one v. one's, we're aware of that.
"They have one or two key players, but we feel that we have the game to beat them and we just need to continue the things that we're doing, maybe execute them a little bit better.
"If we have the same amount of chances as we did against Colombia - which I feel we will create - we need to maybe be a little bit more clinical."
The Qantas Young Socceroos' next challenge is against El Salvador at Rize's New Rize City Stadium on Tuesday, 25 June at 6pm local time (Wednesday, 26 June 1am AEST).