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Upcoming Socceroos fixtures are announced all year round as the international men’s team participates in competitions around the world.
Socceroos fixtures had been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the second round of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup yet to get back underway.
Following the second round of qualifiers, the Socceroos had also been invited to participate in the 2020 Copa America, but that was postponed to 2021 – forcing the Socceroos to withdraw as it clashed with the revised World Cup qualification dates.
|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|
|Tue Mar 30||Nepal||Dashrath Stadium||7:15pm|
|Thu Jun 3||Kuwait||TBC||TBC|
|Mon Jun 7||Taiwan||TBC||TBC|
|Tue Jun 15||Jordan||TBC||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.