Well that's the way you qualify sometimes, not with a bang, but with a whimper.
SO WHERE DOES OUR BALANCE LIE?
Bit of a cop out this one, but we're going to have to wait and see because we have two massive fixtures against Canada and the USA in April which are going to teach us a lot about Milicic's progression.
If we had to take a punt, overall, our performances against Asian opposition don't fill us with confidence. The leaky backline and often stagnated attacking play isn't world beating and - as a bigger concern - there doesn't appear to have been a genuine evolution in this team since a disappointing World Cup.
While we certainly have a locked-down first eleven now and our best players in red-hot form, we don't have considerable depth either.
Tonight was an opportunity to bring in fresh faces to try and prove their worth...but Milicic reneged.
Will he raft in changes for two friendlies, even if they're potential confidence-shakers against two of the best teams in the world? Perhaps. Maybe that's a grander plan, we'll have to wait and see.
For now, we can enjoy the fact that Australia has qualified both football teams for the Olympics, a feat we've only achieved once before in our history.