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Socceroos fixtures

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Upcoming Socceroos fixtures are announced all year round as the international men’s team participates in competitions around the world.

The fixtures for the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification are confirmed. Australia have completed the first batch of their second-round matches, with the next batch to commence in March.

Venues for the second batch of matches are yet to be confirmed. However, Australia will have home matches against Kuwait in March as well as Chinese Taipei and Jordan in June.

The top two teams out of the group after home and away fixtures against each nation will qualify for the third round of qualification for the biggest football tournament on Earth.

Following the second round of qualifiers, the Socceroos have also been invited to participate in the 2020 Copa America which will take place in Colombia and Argentina from June 12 to July 12.

Times are given as AEST until daylight savings, then AEDT once daylight savings begin on Sunday, October 6

FIFA 2022 World Cup second round qualification matches

Date Time Home Away Venue/Result
Tue Sep 10 1:30am Kuwait Australia Australia 3-0
Thu Oct 10 7:30pm Australia Nepal Australia 5-0
Tue Oct 15 10:10pm Chinese Taipei Australia Australia 7-1
Fri Nov 15 3am Jordan Australia Australia 1-0
Thu Mar 26 TBC Australia Kuwait TBC
Tue Mar 31 TBC Nepal Australia TBC
Thu Jun 4 TBC Australia Chinese Taipei TBC
Tue Jun 9 TBC Australia Jordan TBC

2020 Copa America matches

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Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Jun 13 TBC Australia Uruguay Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba
Wed Jun 17 TBC Paraguay Australia Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Mon Jun 22 TBC Australia Bolivia Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Fri Jun 26 TBC Argentina Australia Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Buenos Airea
Tue Jun 30 TBC Australia Chile Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba

Socceroos results

2019 Socceroos Asian Cup results

It was a disappointing Asian Cup title defence for the Socceroos. The group stages Asian Cup pit Australia against Jordan, Palestine and Syria and, while they were able to progress after finishing second, they were knocked out in the quarter-finals after a shock loss to UAE – the host nation.

Group Stage

Date Result Venue
Sun 6 Jan Australia 0, Jordan 1 Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Fri 11 Jan Australia 3, Palestine 0 Al-Rashid Stadium
Wed 16 Jan Australia 3, Syria 2 Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium

Knockout Stage

Match Date Result Venue
Round of 16 Tue 22 Jan Australia 0, Uzbekistan 0 (4-2 pen.) Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium
Quarter-final Sat 26 Jan Australia 0, UAE 1 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium
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2018 FIFA World Cup results

Australia made their run to the World Cup difficult, after spluttering through the Asian qualification stage. They managed to qualify after a strong play-off win over Honduras, but were drawn in a very tough group with European powerhouses France and Denmark, as well as Peru – who defeated New Zealand to earn their place.

The Socceroos were competitive in the group stage, but were unable to break through for a win and were subsequently eliminated after finishing last.

Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Australia 1, France 2 Australia 1, Denmark 1 Australia 0, Peru 2
Date: June 16 Date: June 21 Date: June 27
Venue: Kazan Arena Venue: Samara Arena Venue: Fisht Stadium

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