The Roar
The Roar

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Socceroos Fixtures

How good could Australia be with more grassroots support? (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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.

FIFA 2022 World Cup second round qualification matches

Date Time (AEDT) Home Away Venue
Tue Sep 10 TBC Kuwait Australia TBC
Thu Oct 10 TBC Australia Nepal TBC
Tue Oct 15 TBC Chinese Taipei Australia TBC
Thu Nov 14 TBC Jordan Australia TBC
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

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

Advertisement
Advertisement
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

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

More Football content