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Iraq vs Australia
AFC Under 23 Championship & 2020 Olympic Qualifier
|Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit|
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The Olyroos get their Olympic qualification underway in the AFC U23 Championship against Iraq. Join The Roar for live scores, starting at 9:15pm (AEDT).
This year’s U23 Championship also serves as the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. To qualify, Australia will need to either win, make the final or win the third-place play-off. However, if Japan reaches the semi-finals, then simply reaching the semi-finals alongside them will be enough.
Before that, they need to navigate the group stage. Tournament hosts Thailand, alongside Iraq and Bahrain, stand in their way.
The Olyroos will be looking for a better effort than their last appearance at the AFC U23 Championships, where they failed to make it out of the group stage.
Iraq should give Australia some trouble here, but the Olyroos will be just good enough to squeeze out a win.
Iraq 1-2 Australia
Venue: Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit, Thailand
Time: 9:15pm (AEDT)
Odds: Australia $2.05, Draw $3.20, Iraq $3.60
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