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Upcoming Socceroos fixtures are announced all year round as the international men’s team participates in competitions around the world.
The Socceroos took on Ecuador in two friendly matches on home soil in March, winning the first 3-1 before losing the second 2-1.
They then lost 2-0 to world champions Argentina in Beijing on June 15. Up next is a friendly with Mexico before a first clash with England since 2016 at Wembley Stadium in October.
The Socceroos’ Asian Cup fixtures have been announced for January, where they will take on India, Syria and Uzbekistan in the first round.
All times AEST/AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time)
|Sun Sep 10||Mexico||AT&T Stadium||12pm|
|Sat Oct 14||England||Wembley Stadium||5:15am|
|Thu Oct 19||New Zealand||TBD||TBD|
|Sat Jan 13 2024||India||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium||10:30pm|
|Thu Jan 18 2024||Syria||Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium||10:30pm|
|Tue Jan 23 2024||Uzbekistan||Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium||10:30pm|
The Socceroos qualified for the World Cup in Qatar after a tense penalty shootout win against Peru in the intercontinental play-off.
After a strong start to the campaign with three wins in a row, they then stumbled in the next three with a loss and two draws.
A loss to Japan in Sydney prevented any chance of the Socceroos automatically qualifying and they had to get through UAE and Peru in single match playoffs in Doha.
The Socceroos were in Group D at the World Cup. They qualified for the round of 16 for just the second time ever after defeating Tunisia and Denmark, despite losing 4-1 to France in their tournament opener. However, they would gallantly lose 2-1 to Argentina in the knockout stages to end their campaign.
|Wed Nov 23||France||Al Janoub||France 4-1|
|Sat Nov 26||Tunisia||Al Janoub||Australia 1-0|
|Thur Dec 1||Denmark||Al Janoub||Australia 1-0|
|Sun Dec 4||Argentina||Al Rayyan||Argentina 2-1|
|Tue Sep 10 (2020)||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 (2021)||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|
|Fri Sep 3||China||Doha||Australia 3-0|
|Tue Sep 7||Vietnam||Hanoi||Australia 1-0|
|Fri Oct 8||Oman||Doha||Australia 3-1|
|Tue Oct 12||Japan||Saitama||Japan 2-1|
|Thu Nov 11||Saudi Arabia||CommBank Stadium||0-0|
|Wed Nov 17||China||Sharjah Stadium, United Arab Emirates||1-1|
|Thu Jan 27 (2022)||Vietnam||AAMI Park, Melbourne||Australia 4-0|
|Wed Feb 2||Oman||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex||2-2|
|Thu Mar 24||Japan||Stadium Australia, Sydney||Japan 2-0|
|Tue Mar 29||Saudi Arabia||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia 1-0|
|Wed June 8||UAE (Playoff)||Doha||Australia 2-1|
|Tue June 14||Peru (Playoff)||Doha||(0-0) Australia 5-4 penalties|
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.