After beginning spherical three of Asian Qualifying in fashion with back-to-back wins, the Socceroos will look to proceed their record-breaking streak of 10-straight victories when Group B motion resumes in early October.
Following a 3-0 win over China in Doha and 1-0 victory over Vietnam in Hanoi, Graham Arnold’s aspect will tackle Oman on Thursday, October 7 earlier than travelling to Japan on the next Tuesday, October 12.
Here’s what that you must know forward of subsequent month’s motion.
Video games within the third spherical are scheduled to be performed on the next match days: 7 October 2021, 12 October 2021, 11 November 2021, 16 November 2021, 27 January 2022, 1 February 2022, 24 March 2022 and 29 March 2022.
Because of the ever-evolving COVID-19 scenario, match places and instances might be finalised within the speedy lead-up to every window.
Thursday, 2 September 2021
AUSTRALIA 3-0 China PR
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Vietnam 0-1 AUSTRALIA
Thursday, 7 October 2021
AUSTRALIA v Oman
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Japan v AUSTRALIA
Thursday, 11 November 2021
AUSTRALIA v Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
China PR v AUSTRALIA
Thursday, 27 January 2022
AUSTRALIA v Vietnam
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Oman v AUSTRALIA
Thursday, 24 March 2022
AUSTRALIA v Japan
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Saudi Arabia v AUSTRALIA
Easy methods to watch
But once more October’s match might be broadcast reside and free through Community Ten and Ten Play.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Highway to Qatar (Closing Spherical)Australia v OmanDate: Thursday, 7 October 2021Broadcast: Community 10
Australia v Japan Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021Broadcast: Community 10
WATCH: Match Highlights – Socceroos v ChinaThe draw
The Socceroos are taking on Japan, Saudi Arabia, China PR, Oman, and Vietnam within the Closing Spherical of AFC Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The draw noticed Australia pooled in Group B of qualification, with Group A containing IR Iran, Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.To qualify for a fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup™, Australia should end both first or second in Group B, which incorporates ten matches to be performed from September 2021 to March 2022, to qualify straight.
A 3rd-place end would ship the Socceroos to a play-off towards the third-place staff from Group A, adopted by an intercontinental play-off.
The journey to date
Australia has made an ideal begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, advancing by way of their first group in good trend.
Wit the primary 4 matches performed in late 2019 and closing half of the group performed out in June 2021, the Socceroos secured eight-straight victories: with seven of these coming away from house.
Graham Arnold’s aspect notched a formidable 28 targets at a median of three.5 per recreation, whereas conceding simply the 2.
A 3-0 win in Kuwait kicked off the marketing campaign, as Mathew Leckie bagged a memorable brace and Aaron Mooy curled house a stunner to make sure the consequence.
A month later, the Socceroos returned house to Canberra the place they performed out a cushty 5-0 victory over Nepal. Jamie Maclaren stole the present along with his first worldwide hat trick, whereas Harry Souttar immediately endeared himself to the Australian followers with a brace on debut.
5 days later, the squad travelled to Chinese language Taipei the place they secured their most emphatic consequence to date, overcoming the house nation 7-1 at Kaohsiung Nationwide Stadium. Adam Taggart, Jackson Irvine and Souttar all registered braces, as Ajdin Hrustic got here off the bench to chip in with a trio of assists.
Through the Socceroos’ return to motion in June 2021, seven gamers had been handed their worldwide debutsExactly a month later, it was an entire lot nearer when Australia travelled to face Jordan in Amman. However Arnold’s aspect managed to get the job performed in troublesome situations, with a solitary Adam Taggart purpose guaranteeing the Socceroos would return house with a priceless three factors.
When the complete time whistle blew on that night time in November 2019, nobody would have suspected that the Socceroos would wait one other 18 months earlier than returning to motion.
However that was precisely the case, because the Asian Qualifiers lastly resumed inside a hub primarily based in Kuwait Metropolis.
Regardless of the prolonged intermission, Australia would come away with one other 4 essential victories to make sure they sealed high spot in Group B and superior to inside putting distance of a fifth-straight FIFA World Cup Finals look.
Spherical 3 kicked off in good trend, with a 3-0 win over China in Doha sealing high spot of Group B with one spherical performed.
Historical past was made a couple of days later, as a decent 1-0 victory away in Vietnam not solely maintained Australia’s good file, but additionally noticed them turn out to be the primary AFC nation to safe 10 victories in a single qualifying marketing campaign.