Socceroos World Cup Qualifier Asian Play-Off Australia V United Arab Emirates

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It all comes down to this! No second chances left, win and we progress for a chance to qualifier for Qatar loss and its goneski!


World Cup Qualifier Asian Play-Off

Australia V United Arab Emirates


When:
Wednesday, 8th June
4:00am EST 3:30am CST 2:00am WST

Where:
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10 (check local guides) and simulcast on 10 Play

Socceroos squad:
NameClub, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland1 (0)Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)
Aziz BEHICHUncontracted49 (2)Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)
Martin BOYLEAl-Faisaly FC, Saudi Arabia16 (5)Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)
Nicholas D’AGOSTINOMelbourne Victory FC, Australia1 (0)Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)
Jason DAVIDSONMelbourne Victory FC, Australia22 (1)Altona City SC (Football Victoria)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA36 (1)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Kenny DOUGALLBlackpool FC, England4 (0)Samford Rangers FC (Football Queensland)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan19 (7)Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France2 (0)Brighton SC (Football Victoria)
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United FC, Australia7 (1)Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany16 (2)Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany45 (6)Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy7 (1)NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark2 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia69 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)
Awer MABILUncontracted25 (6)Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia22 (8)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria))
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England8 (1)Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)
Aaron MOOYShanghai Port FC, China PR49 (7)Carlingford Redbacks FC (Football NSW)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia2 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)
Kye ROWLESCentral Coast Mariners FC, Australia0 (0)Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain71 (0)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Trent SAINSBURYUncontracted60 (4)Armadale SC (Football West)
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway2 (0)Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)
Adam TAGGARTCerezo Osaka, Japan16 (6)ECU Joondalup SC (Football West)
Marco TILIOMelbourne City FC, Australia3 (0)APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)St Clair United SC (Football NSW)
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England24 (1)Langwarrin SC (Football Victoria)
 
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Something seriously rotten with the Socceroos. After the bright start it's being a slow death march....

Tactics and team selection looks like GA is desperate to get the axe so he can go coach in Asia.

The only question is will it be this week or next?

Our only hope is for set pieces and lots of them, as it's our only avenue to goal.
 
I think the road ends here against a team with home ground advantage however if we can pinch the win we might have a chance against Peru as we've played in the middle east in some games during qualification. Missing out might lead to actual meaningful changes tho. However starting 2026 its a 48 team format and I seriously doubt we'll ever miss qualifying again.
 

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The fact coaches havent come to the realisation leckie isnt up to this standard is shocking but i guess no one else is banging on the door. If we lose this, no one over 25 should be in the squad for the next 4 years. Clean it out completely and start again

How are we favs with the bookies?!
 
I give us about a 40% chance at best against UAE and zero chance against Peru if we get through to play them.


4am start, bah. Will have to do be up for it given the importance of the match but still pretty brutal.
 
The fact coaches havent come to the realisation leckie isnt up to this standard is shocking but i guess no one else is banging on the door. If we lose this, no one over 25 should be in the squad for the next 4 years. Clean it out completely and start again

How are we favs with the bookies?!
Stupid money frames the market
 
It all comes down to this! No second chances left, win and we progress for a chance to qualifier for Qatar loss and its goneski!


World Cup Qualifier Asian Play-Off

Australia V United Arab Emirates


When:
Wednesday, 8th June
4:00am EST 3:30am CST 2:00am WST

Where:
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10 (check local guides) and simulcast on 10 Play

Socceroos squad:
NameClub, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland1 (0)Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)
Aziz BEHICHUncontracted49 (2)Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)
Martin BOYLEAl-Faisaly FC, Saudi Arabia16 (5)Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)
Nicholas D’AGOSTINOMelbourne Victory FC, Australia1 (0)Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)
Jason DAVIDSONMelbourne Victory FC, Australia22 (1)Altona City SC (Football Victoria)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA36 (1)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Kenny DOUGALLBlackpool FC, England4 (0)Samford Rangers FC (Football Queensland)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan19 (7)Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France2 (0)Brighton SC (Football Victoria)
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United FC, Australia7 (1)Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany16 (2)Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany45 (6)Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy7 (1)NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark2 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia69 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)
Awer MABILUncontracted25 (6)Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia22 (8)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria))
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England8 (1)Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)
Aaron MOOYShanghai Port FC, China PR49 (7)Carlingford Redbacks FC (Football NSW)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia2 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)
Kye ROWLESCentral Coast Mariners FC, Australia0 (0)Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain71 (0)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Trent SAINSBURYUncontracted60 (4)Armadale SC (Football West)
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway2 (0)Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)
Adam TAGGARTCerezo Osaka, Japan16 (6)ECU Joondalup SC (Football West)
Marco TILIOMelbourne City FC, Australia3 (0)APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)St Clair United SC (Football NSW)
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England24 (1)Langwarrin SC (Football Victoria)
Tell me more about this strong team filled with our national representatives called “Uncontracted”
 
Uncontracted FC they play out of Parts Unknown stadium in the Whoknows Premier League
Seem to love our boys, every time I see the Socceroos lineup they have a few of our players… and a few seem to be signed after each World Cup
 
It all comes down to this! No second chances left, win and we progress for a chance to qualifier for Qatar loss and its goneski!


World Cup Qualifier Asian Play-Off

Australia V United Arab Emirates


When:
Wednesday, 8th June
4:00am EST 3:30am CST 2:00am WST

Where:
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10 (check local guides) and simulcast on 10 Play

Socceroos squad:
NameClub, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland1 (0)Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)
Aziz BEHICHUncontracted49 (2)Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)
Martin BOYLEAl-Faisaly FC, Saudi Arabia16 (5)Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)
Nicholas D’AGOSTINOMelbourne Victory FC, Australia1 (0)Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)
Jason DAVIDSONMelbourne Victory FC, Australia22 (1)Altona City SC (Football Victoria)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA36 (1)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Kenny DOUGALLBlackpool FC, England4 (0)Samford Rangers FC (Football Queensland)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan19 (7)Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France2 (0)Brighton SC (Football Victoria)
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United FC, Australia7 (1)Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany16 (2)Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany45 (6)Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy7 (1)NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark2 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia69 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)
Awer MABILUncontracted25 (6)Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia22 (8)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria))
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England8 (1)Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)
Aaron MOOYShanghai Port FC, China PR49 (7)Carlingford Redbacks FC (Football NSW)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia2 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)
Kye ROWLESCentral Coast Mariners FC, Australia0 (0)Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain71 (0)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Trent SAINSBURYUncontracted60 (4)Armadale SC (Football West)
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway2 (0)Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)
Adam TAGGARTCerezo Osaka, Japan16 (6)ECU Joondalup SC (Football West)
Marco TILIOMelbourne City FC, Australia3 (0)APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)St Clair United SC (Football NSW)
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England24 (1)Langwarrin SC (Football Victoria)
There is no chance we are making the last real World Cup with that squad.
 

For some reason, I assumed that Lachie Wales was a late call-up to the squad. Didn't click that you meant the country qualifying for the world cup until I downloaded the Football Weekly podcast discussing Wales' qualification.
 

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Mooy is going to start apparently. Hasn't played a club game for 6 months, so not sure i'm thrilled with that. Imagine he sits deep whilst Hrustic and Irvine do the hard running. No way he lasts 120 minutes if it goes to ET.

Our best chance is to fluke one from a set piece early on to stop them rolling around and wasting time for penalties.
 
It all comes down to this! No second chances left, win and we progress for a chance to qualifier for Qatar loss and its goneski!


World Cup Qualifier Asian Play-Off

Australia V United Arab Emirates


When:
Wednesday, 8th June
4:00am EST 3:30am CST 2:00am WST

Where:
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10 (check local guides) and simulcast on 10 Play

Socceroos squad:
NameClub, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland1 (0)Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)
Aziz BEHICHUncontracted49 (2)Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)
Martin BOYLEAl-Faisaly FC, Saudi Arabia16 (5)Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)
Nicholas D’AGOSTINOMelbourne Victory FC, Australia1 (0)Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)
Jason DAVIDSONMelbourne Victory FC, Australia22 (1)Altona City SC (Football Victoria)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA36 (1)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Kenny DOUGALLBlackpool FC, England4 (0)Samford Rangers FC (Football Queensland)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan19 (7)Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France2 (0)Brighton SC (Football Victoria)
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United FC, Australia7 (1)Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany16 (2)Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany45 (6)Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy7 (1)NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark2 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia69 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)
Awer MABILUncontracted25 (6)Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia22 (8)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria))
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England8 (1)Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)
Aaron MOOYShanghai Port FC, China PR49 (7)Carlingford Redbacks FC (Football NSW)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia2 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)
Kye ROWLESCentral Coast Mariners FC, Australia0 (0)Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain71 (0)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Trent SAINSBURYUncontracted60 (4)Armadale SC (Football West)
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway2 (0)Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)
Adam TAGGARTCerezo Osaka, Japan16 (6)ECU Joondalup SC (Football West)
Marco TILIOMelbourne City FC, Australia3 (0)APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)St Clair United SC (Football NSW)
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England24 (1)Langwarrin SC (Football Victoria)

Sounds like a battling league one side if it were in england
 
Feels like it's better for us going fowards if we lose and fail to qualify for the WC
Yep. Fire Arnold, put in a proper process and invite Bielsa to be part of it, and if he gets the job, give him the full cycle to train his replacement after the next WC.

The fact we haven't tried a 3-4-3 basically ever (with a false 9) with the current squad is an indictment on Arnold.
 
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Feels like it's better for us going fowards if we lose and fail to qualify for the WC

I keep thinking this too but making a World Cup far out weights the negatives of not. It is such a big deal for the sport here in terms of attention, support, sponsors and finances that we just can't afford to miss out and loss all that no matter how poorly we perform at the finals.
 
Can't stay up to watch this but if we win this and Peru Albo needs to reinstate knighthood just for Arnie
 
Does Arnie even keep his job if we do fluke our way in? I’d like to think not. Becomes a lot more attractive to candidates as well.

I reckon if we miss we will find it hard going watching in December and all having to pick a second team.

If he gets to Qatar, I would say he has earned the right to coach us in the tournament..

The current problems with the Socceroos/National Team run far deeper than Arnie IMHO.
 
Sounds like a battling league one side if it were in england

The squad is a bunch of duds compared to when the likes of Viduka, Kewell, Moore, Neill, Chipperfield, Schwarzer, Bresciano, Cahill, Aloisi, Grella were running around. Emerton would be a star in this team which says a lot.
 

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