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The Socceroos are through to the third round of Asian qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after breezing through the second round with eight wins in as many matches.
Australia have been sorted into Group B and will play the other five teams in their group twice. If they place in the top two in their group, they will officially qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. If they finish third, they will need to play a one-off fixture against the other third-place finisher and then win an intercontinental play-off if they want to make it.
|Thu Sep 2||China||TBC||TBC|
|Tue Sep 7||Vietnam|
|Thu Oct 7||Oman|
|Tue Oct 12||Japan|
|Thu Nov 11||Saudi Arabia|
|Tue Nov 16||China|
|Thu Jan 27||Vietnam|
|Tue Feb 1||Oman|
|Thu Mar 24||Japan|
|Tue Mar 29||Saudi Arabia|
|Tue Sep 10||Kuwait||Al Kuwait Sports Club||Australia 3-0|
|Thu Oct 10||Nepal||Canberra Stadium||Australia 5-0|
|Tue Oct 15||Taiwan||National Stadium||Australia 7-1|
|Fri Nov 15||Jordan||King Abdullah II Stadium||Australia 1-0|
|Fri Jun 4||Kuwait||Jaber Al-Hamad Stadium||Australia 3-0|
|Tue Jun 8||Taiwan||Jaber Al-Hamad Stadium||Australia 5-1|
|Sat Jun 12||Nepal||Al Kuwait SC Stadium||Australia 3-0|
|Wed Jun 16||Jordan||Al Kuwait SC Stadium||Australia 1-0|
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.