It is win or bust for the Young Socceroos at the Under-20 World Cup - a point not lost on coach Paul Okon or his players
The Young Socceroos know only a win will do against hosts Turkey if they are to become the first Australia team to qualify for the knockout stages of an Under-20 World Cup since 2003.
A surprise 1-1 draw with heavyweights Colombia was followed by a disappointing 2-1 defeat by minnows El Salvador, leaving the Socceroos requiring three points at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium on Friday.
"We can't wait for the game, we knew that the game against Turkey was going to be a massive game - it's turned out to be the game breaker," said Young Socceroos coach Paul Okon said.
"We can win the game and go through to the next round on the back of, I think, a solid performance [against El Salvador], although the result went against us.
"We set the bar ever so high after the first game [against Colombia], we'd be really sad if we weren't able to get to a similar performance because we know that's what's needed to beat a team like Turkey."
The El Salvador defeat sees the Socceroos occupy bottom spot in Group C, but with the potential for three teams to progress, a win against Turkey will almost certainly guarantee the Socceroos a place.
Okon said the atmosphere would suit his side with the belief Turkish fans have a tendency to turn on their team when things are not going their way.
"That's why you come to these tournaments, to play in front of full stadiums," Okon said.
"Everyone was really pleased that we got the hosts, the first two games haven't been packed houses, this game obviously will be because of what's at stake.
"The Turkish public, they turn very quickly on their team if they're not playing well or they haven't scored a goal - we know that.
"We know the challenge that we face and I'm sure that the boys will relish playing against Turkey."
Meanwhile, former Socceroos and current Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has bolstered his attacking stocks with the signing of Young Socceroo Corey Gameiro on a two-year deal.
The 20-year-old is with the camp in Turkey and was integral in their qualification for the Under-20 World Cup having a scored a hat-trick against Jordan in qualification.
"I'm really excited to be joining Sydney FC," Gameiro said.
"I grew up in Wollongong and it will be like coming home. I'm looking forward to joining my new team mates in pre season training, playing alongside a great of the game like Alessandro Del Piero and learning from Frank Farina and the Sydney FC coaching staff."