Forget the EPL, if Socceroos fans want to see their heroes in action, it appears the Qatar Stars League should be the port of call, with Lucas Neill set to become the fourth current Australian international to play there.
The Aussie skipper, who was released by United Arab Emirates outfit Al Jazira in June, is set to sign a deal with Al Sailiya according to media reports.
He joins Mark Bresciano, who signed a three-year contract with Al Gharafa earlier this week, Sasa Ognenovski, who has signed a one-year deal at Umm Salal, and Matthew Spiranovic who left Japan to join Al Arabi - a move Socceroos coach Holger Osieck said he was baffled by.
After Tim Cahill's departure from Everton, unless Harry Kewell can quickly convince a top-flight side of his worth, there are likely to be only two outfield Socceroos in action when the EPL kicks off on August 18, Chris Herd and Brett Holman - both with strugglers Aston Villa.
This is in addition to Australia's best two goalkeepers, Fulham's Mark Schwarzer and Adam Federici of promoted outfit Reading and likely reserves Brad Jones of Liverpool, new Newcastle signing Curtis Good and youngsters Dylan Tombides and Ryan Williams at West Ham and Fulham respectively.
The Championship will still see plenty of Aussies in action with Rhys Williams and Scott McDonald at Middlesbrough, Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace, Neil Kilkenny plying his trade with Bristol City, Patrick Kisnorbo at Leeds and Shane Lowey of Millwall.
The Netherlands also has four Aussies likely to play regularly in the top-flight thanks to Utrecht trio Michael Zullo, Adam Sarota and Tommy Oar, as well as Jason Davidson at Heracles, who has been called up for the upcoming friendly with Scotland.
The other new face in the squad is Hearts defender Rhys McGowan who could make his debut at Easter Road, the home of his club side's city rivals Hibernian.
Although only Robbie Kruse and third-choice goalkeeper Mitch Langerak are in the latest squad, there potentially could be five Aussies from the Bundesliga in the near future with Matthew Leckie at Borussia Monchengladbach, Nikita Rukavytsya with Hertha and former Central Coast star Mustafa Amini at Dortmund.
Qatar now seems to trump the UAE, J-League, K-League and Chinese Super League as the Asian destination of choice for the top Australian stars.
After Bresciano and Neill played in the UAE last year, only former River Plate striker Richard Porta will play there this year.
Shimizu S-Pulse's Alex Brosque is the only Socceroos regular in Japan, though Josh Kennedy is at Nagoya Grampas and Jade North with Consadole Sapporo.
With Ognenovski leaving the K-League there are no current Socceroos in South Korea, with Matt McKay still looking to find his best form at Busan l'Park after his ill-fated spell with Rangers.
Socceroos squad to face Scotland on 5am August 16:
Schwarzer (Fulham, England), Federici (Reading, England), Langarak (Borussia Dortmund, Germany); Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow, Russia), McGowan (Hearts, Scotland), Neill (unattached), Ognevoski (Umm Salal, Qatar), Williams (Middlesbrough, England), Carney (Bunyodkor, Uzbekistan); Jedinak (Crystal Palace, England), Kilkenny (Bristol City, England), Herd (Aston Villa, England), Holman (Aston Villa, England), Valeri (Sassuolo, Italy), Bresciano (Al Gharafa, Qatar); Brosque (S-Pulse, Japan), Kruse (Fortuna, Germany), McDonald (Middlesbrough), Thompson (Melbourne Victory).