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The Socceroos will put their Asian Cup defence on the line as they take on Palestine in their second match. The clash is scheduled to get underway at 10pm (AEDT) on Friday, January 11.
The match is set to be played at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, with the Socceroos desperately needing a win.
Defending the title they won in 2015 on home soil, the campaign got off to the worst possible start with a shock 1-0 loss to Jordan in their tournament opener, played in Al Ain.
Date: Friday, January 11
Kick-off time: 10pm (AEDT)
Venue: Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TV: Live, Fox Sports
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now, Kayo Sports
Betting: Australia $1.30, Palestine $11, Draw $4.50
Overall record: Never played
Mathew Ryan, Milos Degenek, Alex Gersbach, Rhyan Grant, Mark Milligan (C), Matthew Jurman, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse, Andrew Nabbout, Mitchell Langerak, James Jeggo, Apostolos Giannou, Chris Ikonomidis, Aziz Behich, Mustafa Amini, Danny Vukovic, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Awer Mabil, Jackson Irvine
Tawfiq Ali, Daniel Mustafá, Mohammed Bassim, Mohammed Saleh, Tamer Salah, Shadi Shaban, Musab Al-Battat, Jonathan Cantillana, Tamer Seyam, Sameh Maraaba, Yashir Islame, Khaled Salem, Jaka Ihbeisheh, Abdullah Jaber, Abdelatif Bahdari (C), Amr Kaddoura, Pablo Tamburrini, Oday Dabbagh, Mahmoud Wadi, Nazmi Albadawi, Alexis Norambuena, Rami Hamadeh, Mohammed Darweesh
If you want to watch this match on TV, you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription. Foxtel’s coverage of the game will be on Fox Sports 505 and begins at 9:50pm (AEDT).
If you’d rather live stream the game, you’re better off doing so via new sports streaming service Kayo.