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Upcoming Socceroos fixtures are announced all year round as the international men’s team participates in competitions around the world.
There are no confirmed upcoming fixtures for the Australian national side, although Asian qualification for the 2022 World Cup begins in September of this year.
The Socceroos most recently suffered a disappointing 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign, crashing out in the quarter-finals and failing to defend their 2015 title with a 1-0 loss to the UAE.
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.