Here. We. To go.
After a memorable win over the UAE, Australia is now 90 minutes away from the FIFA World Cup!
Peru stands in the way of the Socceroos’ fifth consecutive appearance at the tournament in an intercontinental play-off that starts at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or listen to the game, whether you’re planning to watch from home or heading out with a few other Socceroos supporters!
Watch at home?
Australians can watch live on Channel 10, or stream the action on both 10 Play and Paramount+.
When you’re at home, you can also join our official online viewing party!
We’ll also have some special guests along the way, so get ready to make some noise, deck out in your green and gold and let’s cheer the Socceroos to qualifying.
click here to go to the watch party’s official Facebook event and press ‘go’ to set yourself a reminder to continue!
You can participate from 3.30 am via the following ZOOM link:
The Socceroos invite you to a Zoom Watch Party.
Time: 14 June 2022 03:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom meeting
On your way to the stadium?
If you are in the Middle East or are planning to travel to Qatar for the match, tickets can be purchased through tickets.qfa.qa†
Cover yourself in Green & Gold and show your support for the boys in Doha!
IMPORTANT PRESENCE INFORMATION:
Football Australia has prepared flags and banners to be displayed around Sections 124/125 and 132/133. We encourage all Australian fans to come together and rally our support in a single area of the stadium. While tickets are allocated to bays, FIFA has advised that fans are welcome to move to other Aussies.
Want to listen to the radio?
SEN Radio will be broadcasting both Australia vs Peru and New Zealand vs Costa Rica this week! Listen to https://www.sen.com.au or via the SEN app.
In Melbourne and want to watch with some other Socceroos fans?
Federation Square is the place to be!
The iconic venue will hold an event to showcase the action on its Outdoor Big Screen. Click here for more details.
While you’re here, read our match preview:
It all comes down to this.
The Socceroos are just one win away from qualifying for their fifth consecutive World Cup with a one-off intercontinental play-off against Peru on Tuesday morning at 04:00 AM (AEST) looming as the final hurdle.
After beating the UAE 2-1 in a thrilling 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 up front against the UAE with a close attack in the 53rd minute before Caio Canedo equalized four minutes later. Ajdin Hrustic then stepped up to score the winner with a well batted volley that went into the net with six minutes to go.
The match against Peru will take place at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, the same venue where Australia defeated the UAE.
The Peruvians go into the game with just one warm-up game to the do-or-die play-off, a 1-0 win over Australian neighbors New Zealand 1-0 in Barcelona.
The Socceroos’ qualifying path to this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ started in September 2019 with a 3-0 win over Kuwait in Kuwait City, and after 19 matches, 13 wins and 45 goals it has come down to this game: against Peru.
Meanwhile, Peru qualified for the intercontinental playoff after finishing fifth at the Conmebol conference in South America, but they finished above Colombia, Chile and Paraguay.
They have lost only one of their last nine men’s internationals (W6, D2) and won their last two on the vault; the last time they won more consecutively was a five-game period from November 2017 to June 2018.
Australia will face Peru for the second time in men’s international football after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in their only previous encounter during the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Socceroos are also winless in their last seven men’s internationals against CONMEBOL opposition (D2, L5); their last win in such a match was against Paraguay in October 2010.
As for players to watch, Luis Advincula and Carlos Zambrano play their club football for Argentine giant Boca Juniors, while Alexander Callens, Luis Abram and Marcos Lopez are in the top divisions in the United States and Mexico.
Midfield also features Yoshimar Yotún, who has capitulated 118 times by his country, but with players like Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan both being transferred from the Peruvian squad, Benevento’s Gianluca Lapadula is likely to take the lead.
On the other hand, the Socceroos hope Martin Boyle, Hrustic and Irvine can build on their impressive form of recent times.
Irvine was directly involved in more goals in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup than any other Australian player (4 goals, 5 assists), while Boyle has scored 37 goals since the start of round three, the second most player in the tournament in that time.
Also note that all three of Hrustic’s goals for Australia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier came from outside the penalty area in the last 24 minutes.
Whether Adam Taggart or Trent Sainsbury will be able to prove their fitness for the clash remains to be seen.
Australia will have to be at their best to play against an experienced Peruvian side, but the Socceroos have been playing a lot in the Middle East because of COVID, so the neutral venue should suit them.
Defeat Peru and a fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance awaits as Australia would join France, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D.
Elsewhere in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, New Zealand will face Costa Rica in the other intercontinental play-off to determine the remaining spot in the final, 24 hours after the Socceroos and Peru face off.
what they said
Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold
“The old Aussie DNA was back-to-wall. We liked that! We liked being the underdog. We loved when people said we don’t have a chance or we can’t achieve anything. That’s how it used to be in Australia…that’s what I drove to these guys. That sometimes you don’t play well, but you can still win by fighting, running and chasing and being aggressive. And that too can be a success.
“I was probably 50 percent happy with our team against the UAE. I think there’s still a lot of room for improvement… that’s what we need. We need them all to play better games against Peru.”
Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca
“We are going to prepare with everything. We know Australia is a strong, tenacious team, but I can’t say if they’ve gotten any stronger since our last World Cup meeting.”
What’s next for the Socceroos?
Should the Socceroos beat Peru, they will secure a place in Group D with France, Denmark and Tunisia at this year’s FIFA World Cup, to be held between November 21 and December 18.
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