Socceroos World Cup Qualifiers Third Round - Australia V China/Vietnam

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Gonna use the some thread for the weeks two World Cup Qualifiers, this is the beginning of the final round of qualifying, Top two advance automatically to Qatar 2022 Finals.

World Cup Qualifiers Round 3 Group B Game One

Australia V China

Where:

Khalifa International Stadium, Doha

When:
Friday 3rd September 4:00am EST 3:30am CST 2.00am WST

TV Bradcast:
Channel 10/Paramount Plus (check local guides)


World Cup Qualifiers Round 3 Group B Game Two

Vietnam V Australia

Where:

Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi

When:
Tuesday 7th September 10:00pm EST 9:30pm CST 8:00pm WST

TV Broadcast
Channel 10/Paramount Plus (check local guides)


Socceroos Squad

NameClub, Country'A' International Caps (Goals
Daniel ARZANILommel SK, Belgium6 (1)
Aziz BEHICHGiresunspor, Turkey41 (2)
Martin BOYLEHibernian FC, Scotland7 (3)
Milos DEGENEKRed Star Belgrade, Serbia31 (1)
Kenneth DOUGALLBlackpool FC, England3 (0)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan9 (4)
Callum ELDERHull City AFC, England0 (0)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France1 (0)
Rhyan GRANTSydney FC, Australia14 (0)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany7 (1)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany37 (6)
Paul IZZO (Gk)Xanthi FC, Greece0 (0)
James JEGGOAris Thessalonki, Greece5 (0)
Awer MABILFC Midtjylland, Denmark17 (4)
Ryan MCGOWANKuwait SC, Kuwait21 (0)
Riley MCGREEBirmingham City FC, England3 (0)`
Aaron MOOYShanghai Port FC, China43 (6)
Tom ROGICCeltic FC, Scotland47 (9)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain61 (0)
Trent SAINSBURYKV Kortrijk, Belgium50 (3)
Brad SMITHSeattle Sounders FC, United States of America22 (0)
Harry SOUTTARStoke City FC, England5 (6)
Ryan STRAINMaccabi Haifa, Israel0 (0)
Adam TAGGARTCerezo Osaka, Japan12 (6)
Lawrence THOMAS (Gk)SønderjyskE Fodbold, Denmark1 (0)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England24 (1)

 
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We should be able to dispose of Vietnam, but it can sometimes be tough to win in those conditions.

I think an uncinvincing ugly 1-0 or 2-0 is on the cards.
 

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Anything less than 6 points and a +5 goal difference is a poor result from these 2 games, IMO. We should realistically be winning both of these comfortably but it is something we never do.
 

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Is Karacic injured? I liked him in our other games.

Be great to see Elder at LB considering he missed the games.

Really hope Arzani finally comes on, could see Boyle playing ST to accomodate it.
 

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Anything less than 6 points and a +5 goal difference is a poor result from these 2 games, IMO. We should realistically be winning both of these comfortably but it is something we never do.
The last few campaigns is littered with scrappy teams pushing us way too far, or us dropping points.

Let's hope after the last block we've hit our straps and come out of these games unscathed.
 

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Really hope Arzani finally comes on, could see Boyle playing ST to accomodate it.
Arzani was a real head scratcher for me at the Olympics. Some creative moments of brilliance, paired with some terrible moments.

Hopefully it's due to his lack of game time over the past few seasons, if he can increase the brilliant moments he could be the cornerstone to our attack in years to come.
 

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Anything less than 6 points and a +5 goal difference is a poor result from these 2 games, IMO. We should realistically be winning both of these comfortably but it is something we never do.
We'll do well to get 6 points. No MacLaren, no Leckie are big outs when added to the fact we're having to play on neutral ground. Last time we had to play China in qualifying we took 1 point from 2 games H&A and that was with a much better Socceroos squad.
 

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We need more wins this time around. Last qualification we lost only one game and still finished 3rd so hopefully foot on the throat starting tonight. We *should* beat China by a couple goals imo.
 

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Remember when China were going to be a superpower of World football!
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Great start to the group a 3-0 win. Now on we are off to Vietnam! 3 points there will have us flying.

Saudi Arabia plays Oman next, so we'll see where they're at after that game
 

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I think Oman defeating Japan not a great result. Japan will bounce back and Oman a rival for second spot
Hard to say, we'll know more in the coming 2 games as Oman play the Saudis and us.

Could be a one off result or the start of a serious push.

Taking all that in, starting your campaign at home against a minnow and losing is a horrid start for Japan.
 

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Game day (or game night 😬). Big chance to keep the streak alive and get 3 points closer to qualification.

We've been creating a stack load of chances, hopefully tonight we get ruthless with the finishing.

Group A has shown how tight these groups can end up, on the first match day two 0-0 results and a 1-0 win to Iran over Syria.
 

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Game day (or game night 😬). Big chance to keep the streak alive and get 3 points closer to qualification.

We've been creating a stack load of chances, hopefully tonight we get ruthless with the finishing.

Group A has shown how tight these groups can end up, on the first match day two 0-0 results and a 1-0 win to Iran over Syria.
We need to get the job done early, don't want to be chasing results away at the likes of Saudi Arabia later in the campaign. Must win game tonight followed by most win games at home to Saudis and away to China in November.
 

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We need to get the job done early, don't want to be chasing results away at the likes of Saudi Arabia later in the campaign. Must win game tonight followed by most win games at home to Saudis and away to China in November.
Yep, our last 2 games are Japan at home and Saudi away. You don't want to be chasing 4 or 6 points in those last 2 games if you can avoid it.
 

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Great early game time tonight, really excited to see how we play. Arnold seems to have hmus really humming.
 

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