Mark Schwarzer captained Australia to an impressive win over Bahrain in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Last weekend’s draw with Qatar had already secured the Socceroos’ place in South Africa for next year’s World Cup finals and yesterday’s straightforward success preserved Schwarzer’s impeccable record of not being beaten during this qualifying campaign.

Goals from Mike Sterjovski and David Carney secured the win for the Aussies, which dented Bahrain’s hopes of ensuring they would move forward into a play-off.

There’s a lovely montage of just what Mark Schwarzer’s brought to the club this season up on the offal.