In typical Zeljko Kalac fashion, the former Australian keeper has shot down the Socceroos hopes of making it out of a tough World Cup group in Russia.
"We won't get out of the group," Kalac told The Daily Football Show.
"I thought we might be able to beat Peru, but after watching two matches of Peru I don't think we'll beat them either.
"I think the most we'll get is a point somewhere.
"We'll get belted by France in the first game...Denmark will beat us."
Previously critical of the short-term appointment of Bert van Marwijk as Socceroos coach, the former Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeping coach believes a lack of motivation and squad quality will cost Australia.
"Bert's come in to do a job, whether he's successful or not, does it matter to him? No," he said.
"I don’t think we've got enough quality to get through.
"We've got one player in Tom Rogic that's got a bit of x-factor and can actually make something happen.
"We haven't got enough goals in us against good opposition. I see us struggling once again."
Kalac seemed genuinely lost for answers when asked how the Socceroos could produce a shock or two and defy his bleak assessment.
But he ultimately did suggest Australia can't hope to play stylish football against such highly rated opposition.
"If we play on the counter that's probably our best option," he said.
"I think we're going to have to defend very good to give ourselves a chance."