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Every upcoming Socceroos game: Huge World Cup qualifiers nearing


Socceroos upcoming games

After an incredible 2022, Australians are still eager to jump at the chance to see all the Socceroos upcoming games.

And as the squad turns over a new leaf, the signs remain promising.

The Aussies have now been in action several times since the Qatar World Cup, with the Asian Cup campaign looking promising before South Korea cruelly ended it in pretty shattering circumstances.

But there’s more international football coming at us quickly. We’ve now got further clarity about the Socceroos’ path to the World Cup, with 2024 seeing the Australian side clash with Bangladesh, Lebanon and Palestine en route to the USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026.

The Socceroos upcoming games in 2024

Here’s every upcoming Socceroos match and if you scroll down, you can find recaps of how each of their appearances at the back end of 2023 and early in 2024 have played out.

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Keep scrolling for all of Australia’s upcoming clashes

World Cup Qualifiers

The second round of World Cup Qualifiers continues.

Bangladesh v Australia | Thursday 6 June 2024, Bashundhara Kings Arena, Dhaka, 8:45 pm AEST

Australia v Palestine | Tuesday 11 June 2024, HBF Park, Perth, 10 pm AEST

Australia will be hoping to continue their perfect start to World Cup qualifying when they face off with Lebanon at the end of March. The Socceroos last played Lebanon in a friendly in November 2018, a game which they won 3-0 courtesy of a first-half Martin Boyle brace and a 68th-minute Matt Leckie strike to finish the job.

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Harry Souttar is going to be crucial for Australia in the upcoming run of games.

Late 2023 and early 2024 Socceroos games

Here’s a recap of every game the Aussie outfit has played across the last 12 months.

World Cup Qualifier results

The Roos most recently worked their way through the second round of World Cup Qualifiers.

Australia 5-0 Lebanon | Tuesday 26 March 2024 (Yengi 2′, Jradi 47′ (OG), Goodwin 48′ & 81′, Iredale 68′)

An emphatic 5-0 win over Lebanon in the Australian capital confirmed Australia’s progression to the next round of Asian World Cup qualification. Craig Goodwin’s creative and goalscoring talents were on show for all to see as he scored twice and threatened the Lebanese defence whenever the ball left his boot.

Australia 2-0 Lebanon | Thursday 21 March 2024 (Baccus 5′, Rowles 54′)

Australia 7-0 Bangladesh | Thursday November 16 2023 (Souttar 4′, Borrello 20′, Duke 37′ & 40′, Maclaren 49′, 70′ & 84′)

Palestine 0-1 Australia | Tuesday November 21 2023 (Souttar 18′)

The Aussies got through the second round of World Cup qualifiers unscathed, beating Bangladesh comfortably and then edging out Palestine in an emotion-charged affair; Harry Souttar netted the all-important goal in the 18th minute.

Asian Cup results

Australia’s draw for the Asian Cup has been announced and the fixtures are as follows:

Australia 2-0 India | Saturday 13 January 2024, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Irvine 50′ & Bos 73′)

Australia 1-0 Syria | Thursday 18 January 2024, Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Irvine 59′)

Australia 1-1 Uzbekistan | Tuesday 23 January 2024, Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium (Boyle 45′) (Turgunboev 78′)

Australia 4-0 Indonesia | Sunday 28 January 2024, Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Baggott (OG) 12′, Boyle 45′, Goodwin 89′ & Souttar 90′)

Australia 1-2 South Korea | Saturday 3 February 2024, Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Goodwin 42′) (Hwang 90 & Son 104′)

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Jackson Irvine found his goalscoring touch at the 2023 Asian Cup

On face value, losing to South Korea in the Asian Cup quarter-finals isn’t the worst result ever. However, when considering the dysfunctional iteration of South Korea the Socceroos faced at the tournament, one which fell short to Jordan in the semi-finals, the result should be viewed as nothing other than disappointing.

This is especially true when considering the nature of the defeat via a 90th-minute penalty to Wolves’ Hwang Hee-Chan and a late Heung-Min Son winner.

MATILDAS GAMES | Don’t just check out the Socceroos’ approaching matches!

After a strong showing at the 2022 World Cup, Australia looked poised to challenge for the Asian Cup as they did in 2015 under Ange Postecoglou. That they didn’t has left fans significantly doubting whether Graham Arnold is the right man for the job.

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Kyle Robbins
Kyle is a senior sports writer and producer at Only Sports who lives and breathes sport, with a particular burning passion for everything soccer, rugby league, and cricket. You’ll most commonly find him getting overly hopeful about the Bulldogs and Chelsea’s prospects. Find Kyle on LinkedIn.

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