Socceroos vs Japan: Biggest test presents colossal opportunity

Despite emerging victorious in 11 consecutive World Cup Qualifiers, a Socceroos victory against Japan on Tuesday night would be sweeter than any in recent memory. Historically, this clash was the ultimate test of quality in Asia – an even battle…

Vital inclusions as Arnold selects 25-man Socceroos squad for WCQs

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has named a 25-man squad for the Socceroos third round World Cup Qualifiers against Oman and Japan. Headlining the squad is Shanghai Port’s Aaron Mooy and Real Sociedad’s Mat Ryan while Chris Ikonomidis and Fran Karačić…

Australia vs Vietnam: Opposition Preview

After a dominant victory against China in their first match of phase three of World Cup qualifying, Australia will look to extend their nine game winning streak with a victory over Vietnam. Fresh off a 3-1 defeat away against Saudi…

“You could certainly feel the air conditioning” – Souttar on 2022 World Cup stadiums

With COVID restrictions remaining tight in Australia, Doha became the Socceroos’ alternative home base as they were offered a sneak peak of a 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium with their 3-0 victory over China in Qatar. Exposed to immense heat…

Arnold confirms 27-man squad for Socceroos WCQs against China and Vietnam

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has named a 27-man squad for the 3rd round of World Cup qualifying against China and Vietnam. There is an Olympic feel to the squad with Denis Genreau, Daniel Arzani, Riley McGree, Harry Souttar and Mitch…

James Johnson pleads for governments to act on “facts, figures and logic” ahead of crucial qualifying campaign

After months of speculation, Football Australia CEO James Johnson has confirmed that Australia’s crucial World Cup Qualifying home fixture against China will not take place in Australia due to government concerns over quarantine exemptions and the need for players and…

How will Australia qualify for the World Cup? WCQ Group B Analysis

By Lucas Rinaldo and Giacomo Bruno The second round of Asian Qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup commences in September, following the draw this week. Australia have been drawn in Group B, facing off against Japan once again and…

Socceroos show patience to break Jordan down

Australia advance to the third phase of World Cup qualification with a perfect record, after beating Jordan 1-0. Harry Souttar’s second half header rounded off a successful campaign for Graham Arnold’s squad. He met Ajdin Hrustic’s deep corner to power…