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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 were confirmed in mid-July by the AFC, and while times and venues are yet to be released, it can be announced that Australia will take on Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait and Nepal in Group B.
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
|Tue Sep 10||1:30am||Kuwait||Australia||Al Kuwait Sports Stadium|
|Thu Oct 10||7:30pm||Australia||Nepal||Canberra Stadium|
|Tue Oct 15||10:10pm||Chinese Taipei||Australia||National Stadium|
|Fri Nov 15||3am||Jordan||Australia||King Abdullah Stadium|
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
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.