The Socceroos' stay in Russia may not have lasted long, but there was no faulting the application of Bert van Marwijk's charges.
From Trent Sainsbury's superhuman sliding blocks and aerial interceptions, to young Daniel Arzani's bold and brave creativity off the bench, several players in the squad left their mark on the tournament.
That includes Mathew Leckie and Robbie Kruse - figures reveal that the forwards have posted some of the fastest speeds seen at the World Cup so far.
They each hit 33.1kmph at some point during their three games against France, Denmark and Peru, striving to score or create a goal that would have helped Australia's bid to reach the knockout stages.
One of their Group C opponents, Peru full-back Luis Advincula, has recorded the third-highest speed, at 33.8kmph, while Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Croatia's Ante Rebic top the charts.
World Cup 2018 - fastest sprints
=1) Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – 34kmph
=1) Ante Rebic (CRO) – 34kmph
3. Luis Advincula (PER) – 33.8 kmph
4. Santiago Arias (COL) – 33.6 kmph
=5) Kyle Walker (ENG) – 33.5 kmph
=5) Jesse Lingard (ENG) – 33.5 kmph
=7) Maciej Rybus (POL) – 33.3 kmph
=7) Marquinhos (BRA) – 33.3 kmph
=7) Aleksandr Golovin (RUS) – 33.3 kmph
=7) Dani Carvajal (ESP) – 33.3 kmph
=7) Hirving Loazno (MEX) – 33.3 kmph
=7) Heechan Hwang (SKR) – 33.3 kmph
=13) Robbie Kruse (AUS) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Juan Cuadrado (COL) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Mathew Leckie (AUS) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Raheem Sterling (ENG) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Bartosz Bereszynski (POL) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Johan Mojica (COL) – 33.1 kmph
=13) Marcus Rashford (ENG) – 33.1 kmph