Matthew Leckie's right foot has thrown travel plans into chaos as Australians fans in Qatar scramble to extend their trips.
The Socceroos are through to the knockout-stage for the second time in World Cup history after last night's win against Denmark.
Tunisia's surprise win against France secured Australia's standing as the second qualifying team in Group D.
The unexpected win means fans keen to stay in Qatar are pushing their flights back.
An Etihad employee said flights returning to Australia on Saturday will likely be rescheduled to accommodate larger numbers returning on Sunday, one fan page user reported
"If I can't get my ticket changed I'm buying a new ticket," one fan page user said.
Socceroos fans in Qatar are scrambling to organise match tickets to see Australia play in the Round of 16 with hurried plans unfolding on Facebook fan pages.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.