Pim Verbeek is keen to cool expectations after Australia's 4-0 victory over Qatar last night. Tim Cahill, Brett Emerton (2) and Josh Kennedy struck for Australia against an out-classed Qatar in their World Cup qualifier in Brisbane.

"I'm not running around with a bottle of champagne in my hand because we have six points. I will do that when we've qualified for the World Cup," Verbeek said.

"The boys did a fantastic job, especially after a difficult start because the rain came down when we were warming up.

"I think the pitch helped us. We can play very good football on a field like that."

Australia owed much to getting the early goal through Cahill, who now has the remarkable record of 14 goals in 29 internationals from midfield.

"You have to finish goals like that if you want to win games like this," Cahill said.