In light of their most recent win against the United Arab Emirates thanks to two headed goals from corners, the Socceroos and Football Federation Australia have asked for the inclusion of two extra corners for their next match against Saudi Arabia at Adelaide Oval in June.
These most recent goals follow another goal from a corner in their previous match against Iraq the week prior. While many discussions have been centred around Australia's drought of goals from open play, the effectiveness of goals from set-pieces, corners in particular, must surely attract praise.
Speaking exclusively to ASW, FFA CEO David Gallop was quick to compliment Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos for their set-piece dominance, and was eager to offer help.
"In every dead-ball situation, the opposition are worried," said Gallop.
"While Ange obviously has a lot on his plate and is doing very well with the side, the FFA feels that we could do more to help our national team which is why we've decided, in our next fixture against Saudi Arabia, to play on a hexagon.
"This will increase our goal scoring opportunities by 50%, and that's just math. Plus, there's nowhere in the rules that says you HAVE to play on a rectangle."
There is a rule that states that you have to play on a rectangle.
Jackson Irvine, who scored his first international goal at one of Australia's successful corners against UAE, was unsure of the federation's plan.
"If there are extra corners, where will the goals go? How does Ange's formation work on a hexagon? Plus, aren't hexagons the devil's favourite shape?
"I'm pretty sure once Leckie's girlfriend made him a hexagon sandwich and later that day his dog shat in his sock drawer. I don't trust hexagons. I don't like this one bit."
Ange Postecoglou briefly addressed the suggestion at the after-match press conference.
"You guys make fun of the suggestion, but if a foreigner suggested it you'd think it was genius. Imagine if the Italians started doing it. You'd think it was genius. Imagine if the Spanish did it. The Germans. Brazil. The Ivory Coast. England. Poland. Russia. Uruguay. I think that's all the countries. Imagine if they did it! You'd be labelling them heroes."
Australia v Saudi Arabia will be played on June 8. Tickets are on sale.