Here. We. Go.
After a memorable victory over the United Arab Emirates, Australia are now 90 minutes away from the FIFA World Cup!
Peru stand in the way of the Socceroos’ fifth consecutive appearance at the tournament in an intercontinental play-off which kicks off at 11pm AEST on Tuesday, June 14.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or listen to the game, whether you plan to watch from home or hang out with other Socceroos fans!
Watch from home?
Aussies can watch live on Channel 10 or stream the action via 10 Play and Paramount+.
If you are at home, you can also join our official online watch party!
We’ll also have special guests joining us along the way, so make sure you’re ready to make some noise, decked out in your green and gold and cheer the Socceroos on to qualify.
Click here to get to the official Watch Party Facebook event, and tap “going” to set yourself a reminder to jump on!
You can join the party from 3:30 a.m. via the following ZOOM link:
The Socceroos invite you to a Zoom Watch Party.
Time: June 14, 2022 03:30 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting
On the way to the stadium?
If you are in the Middle East or planning to travel to Qatar for the match, tickets can be purchased through tickets.qfa.qa.
Dress in green and gold and show your support for the boys of Doha!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Football Australia have prepared flags and banners to display around sections 124/125 and 132/133. We encourage all Australian fans to come together and gather our support in one section of the stadium. While tickets are allocated to bays, FIFA have indicated that fans are encouraged to travel to where other Australians congregate.
Want to listen to the radio?
SEN Radio will broadcast both Australia v Peru and New Zealand v Costa Rica this week!
Are you in Melbourne and want to watch with other Socceroos fans?
Federation Square is the place to be!
The iconic venue will host an event to project the action onto its large outdoor screen. Click here for more details.
While you’re here, read our match preview:
It all boils down to this.
The Socceroos are just one win away from qualifying for their fifth consecutive World Cup with a unique intercontinental play-off against Peru on Tuesday morning at 4am (AEST) looming as the final hurdle.
After beating the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in a tense Asian qualifying play-off on Wednesday morning, the Socceroos are just one win away from qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Jackson Irvine put Graham Arnold’s side ahead against the United Arab Emirates with a close range strike in the 53rd minute before Caio Canedo equalized four minutes later. Ajdin Hrustic then stepped in to score the winner with a well-struck volley that deflected into the net six minutes from time.
The match against Peru takes place at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, the same venue where Australia beat the United Arab Emirates.
The Peruvians come into the match having played just one warm-up game for the do-or-die play-off, a 1-0 victory over Australia’s neighbors New Zealand 1-0 at Barcelona.
The Socceroos’ qualification path to this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ began in September 2019 with a 3-0 win over Kuwait in Kuwait City, and after 19 games, 13 wins and 45 goals, it’s this game – against Peru.
Meanwhile, Peru qualified for the intercontinental play-off after finishing fifth in South America’s Conmebol conference, but finished ahead of Colombia, Chile and Paraguay.
They have lost just one of their last nine men’s internationals (W6, D2) and won their last two on the rebound; the last time they won more in a row was a five-game streak from November 2017 to June 2018.
Australia will face Peru in men’s international football for only the second time after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in their only previous encounter at the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage.
The Socceroos are also winless in their last seven men’s internationals against opposition CONMEBOL (D2, L5); their last victory in such a game came against Paraguay in October 2010.
In terms of players to watch, Luis Advincula and Carlos Zambrano play their club soccer for Argentine giants Boca Juniors, while Alexander Callens, Luis Abram and Marcos Lopez are in the top divisions in the United States and Mexico.
Their midfield also includes Yoshimar Yotún, who has been capped 118 times by his country, but with players like Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan both transferred from the Peru squad, Benevento’s Gianluca Lapadula is likely to lead line.
On the other hand, the Socceroos hope Martin Boyle, Hrustic and Irvine can build on their impressive form of late.
Irvine has been directly involved in more goals in 2022 World Cup qualifying than any other Australian player (4 goals, 5 assists) while Boyle has made 37 strikes since the start of the third round, the second most tournament players. at the time.
Also worth noting, all three of Hrustic’s goals for Australia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers came in the last 24 minutes of play from outside the box.
Whether Adam Taggart or Trent Sainsbury will be able to prove their fitness ahead of the clash remains to be seen.
Australia will need to be at their best to play an experienced Peruvian side, but the Socceroos have been playing a lot of football in the Middle East due to COVID, so the neutral venue should suit them.
Beat Peru and a fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance awaits as Australia join Group D alongside France, Denmark and Tunisia.
Elsewhere in FIFA World Cup qualifying, New Zealand meet Costa Rica in the other intercontinental play-off to determine the remaining place in the final 24 hours after the Socceroos and Peru played each other.
what they said
Graham Arnold, Socceroos Head Coach
“The old Australian DNA was back to the wall. We liked it! We liked being the underdogs. We liked people saying we had no chance or there was nothing we could do. That was how it was in Australia …that’s what I told those boys. That sometimes you don’t play well but you can always win by fighting, running, chasing and being aggressive. And that can be a success too.
“I was probably 50% happy with our squad against UAE. I think there’s still a lot of improvement…that’s what we need. We need them all to play well. best matches against Peru.
Ricardo Gareca, Peru coach
“We will prepare for everything. We know Australia are a strong and persistent team, but I can’t say if they have gone from strength to strength since we last met at the World Cup.
What’s next for the Socceroos?
If the Socceroos beat Peru, they will secure a place in Group D along with France, Denmark and Tunisia at this year’s FIFA World Cup to be held from November 21 to December 18.