The Caltex Socceroos and Japan players shake hands following their WCQ in Melbourne.
The Saudis will be celebrating after their decisive 3-0 home win over UAE has sent them clear at the top with ten points.
They again proved the masters of late goals scoring all three in the final 20 minutes.
It sets up a huge clash next month when they face the third placed Japanese on seven points in Japan.
As we know, the Socceroos drew 1-1 with Japan in Melbourne.
Australia, in second spot with eight points, next face winless Thailand in Bangkok on November 15.
The Socceroos and Saudis are the only two unbeaten sides so far in the group.
Overnight, the bottom placed Thais were thumped 4-0 by Iraq in Iran.