Socceroos World Cup Qualifiers Third Round - Australia V Japan/Saudi Arabia

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The equation is simple from here, two wins and we are through automatically any other results and it's most likely play-offs!

World Cup Qualifiers Round 3 Group B Game 9


Australia V Japan

Where:

Stadium Australia, Sydney

when:
24th March 2022, 8:10pm ESDT

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10, Simulcast on 10Play, check local guides​

World Cup Qualifiers Round 3 Group B Game 10


Australia V Saudi Arabia

where:
King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah

When:
30th March 2022, 5:00am ESDT

TV Broadcast:
Live on Channel 10, Simulcast on 10Play, check local guides


Socceroos squad:
NameClub, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland0 (0)Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)
Aziz BEHICHGiresunspor, Turkey48 (2)Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)
Martin BOYLEAl-Faisaly, Saudi Arabia14 (5)Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)
Nicholas D’AGOSTINOMelbourne Victory FC, Australia0 (0)Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA35 (1)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan17 (7)Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)
Bruno FORNAROLIPerth Glory FC, Australia0 (0)Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay)
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France1 (0)Brighton SC (Football Victoria)
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United FC, Australia7 (1)Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)
Rhyan GRANTSydney FC, Australia20 (1)Canowindra Juniors/Bathurst 75 (Football NSW)
Ajdin HRUSTICEintracht Frankfurt, Germany14 (2)Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany45 (6)Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)
James JEGGOKAS Eupen, Belgium13 (0)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria)
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy7 (1)NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark1 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia69 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)
Awer MABILKasimpasa SK, Turkey23 (6)Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)
Jamie MACLAREN*Melbourne City FC, Australia21 (8)Green Gully SC (Football Victoria)
Connor METCALFEMelbourne City FC, Australia2 (0)South Cardiff FC (Northern NSW Football)
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia2 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)
Tomas ROGICCeltic FC, Scotland53 (10)Tuggeranong United FC (Capital Football)
Kye ROWLESCentral Coast Mariners FC, Australia0 (0)Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)
Mathew RYAN (Gk)Real Sociedad, Spain69 (0)Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)
Trent SAINSBURYKV Kortrijk, Belgium58 (4)Armadale SC (Football West)
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway0 (0)Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)
Marco TILIOMelbourne City FC, Australia1 (0)APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Daniel VUKOVIC (Gk)NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands4 (0)St Clair United SC (Football NSW)

Group B Table

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1Saudi Arabia8611105519
2Japan860293618
3Australia8431156915
4Oman8224810-28
5China PR8125816-85
6Vietnam8107717-103

 
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Anyone else get a phone call to see if you're keen for a run on Thursday night and a quick jaunt to Saudi Arabia?

Can't remember a time out squad has been so thin.

Plus I think Rogic got crunched and isn't Goodwin is a scratching?

Arnie has Covid and was apparently in breach of his quarantine.

Everything shaping up perfectly for 2 must win games 🙄.
 

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Curtis Good called up to replace Kye Rowles (who has Covid).

Only to be denied by Melbourne City who claim he wasn’t on the initial list of 50 players given to the A League clubs who might be called up.

What a debacle.
 

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Curtis Good called up to replace Kye Rowles (who has Covid).

Only to be denied by Melbourne City who claim he wasn’t on the initial list of 50 players given to the A League clubs who might be called up.

What a debacle.
No club should deny any player playing for his or hers country, what a disgrace by Melbourne City!
 
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Wow, pretty speechless about this. What an abomination this week is turning in to
 

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Here's the rub, keeping but the 2 x A League games scheduled this weekend. Its crap fixturing



Football Australia could have forced City’s hand, but with the club already having four players in the squad, a fifth call-up could have given the Patrick Kisnorbo-coached team the option of postponing its A-League match on Wednesday night against Brisbane Roar.

FA eventually settled on the 37-year-old Wilkinson, who was a member of Australia’s 2014 World Cup squad.

The squad is already missing central defensive rising star Harry Souttar who underwent surgery in December after an ACL tear.

“In accordance with FIFA requirements, and in support of the national team, Melbourne City FC have released four first choice players into the final Socceroos squad for the current international window,” Melbourne City told AAP.

“Football Australia, anticipating the impact of COVID-19, issued a larger than usual extended squad. The original list included seven Melbourne City FC players. However, Curtis Good was not included in that extended squad.

“Melbourne City play both Brisbane Roar and Macarthur FC during the window without four Socceroos players.

“This will be the second international window of the 21/22 season that the club played fixtures whilst releasing four players for national duty.”
 

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Australia always backward whenever international fixtures are one. Sadly this is just another chapter in the sorry decade it has had
 

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Christian Volpato selected for Italy U20 squad. Arnold had the chance to select him, but doesn’t want to on the grounds of form. Right… so select any of A league over 30s, yet Volpato isn’t on the radar
 

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Australia always backward whenever international fixtures are one. Sadly this is just another chapter in the sorry decade it has had
This is worse the stuff in the 90s. Clearly we have no number 1 priority - a healthy A League or WC qualifying. We're trying to do both but in reality we'll do neither.
 

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Let’s not forget the A League fixture backlog caused by poor planning has also caused this. I agree City should have released him, but how on earth was he not in the original 50, and why are we playing A League games during an international break?

We are going to get what we deserve if we don’t qualify.
 

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I was surprised he wasn't in the squad initially. It's not like we're rich with defenders.

They didn't pick him as they would have been told no more than 4 players from an A League team (keep the league rolling) - and in normal circumstances it probably wouldn't have mattered, but covid and injury has crippled the squad.


It's an absolute dumpster fire
 

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An Australian club denies an Australian player from playing in a crucial world cup qualifier.

That is seriously insane.

Half the reason why Football in this country has gone to s**t. Look at that squad. One of the Socceroo squads of all time.
 

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Half the reason why Football in this country has gone to sh*t. Look at that squad. One of the Socceroo squads of all time.
Imagine an English club doing that, or a Brazilian club, or a club in just about any country?! Their fans would probably boycott.
 

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