Pics: Socceroos v South Africa

It wasn't quite the winning send-off Socceroos fans were hoping for, but there was plenty to like about Australia's high-intensity 1-1 draw with Bafana Bafana at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.

Coach Ange Postecoglou promised entertaining attacking football and that's exactly what the more than 50,400 strong crowd got from the new-look Socceroos in the World Cup farewell friendly.

Still with the focus on youth, it was up to veteran Socceroo and green and gold legend Tim Cahill to find the equaliser.

The Aussies can expect an even bigger test in 18 days time when football's showpiece kicks off in Brazil and they take on the might of Spain, The Netherlands and Chile.

Click on the link below and check out Monday night's match action by Getty Images.