The Socceroos proceed their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying marketing campaign as they journey to Hanoi to face Vietnam at 10pm (AEST) on Tuesday.
The match, which will probably be performed with out followers on the My Dinh Nationwide Stadium, is the Socceroos’ second qualifier in 5 days.
On Friday, Australia cruised to a 3-0 victory over China to get off to the right begin in Group B, with Awer Mabil, Martin Boyle, and Mitch Duke all getting on the scoresheet in Qatar.
Whereas the Socceroos secured a powerful ninth straight victory, Graham Arnold’s males now have to modify their focus to Tuesday’s conflict with Vietnam.
Arnold is anticipated to rotate his squad for the match, with Boyle showing to tweak a hamstring earlier than being substituted within the second half of the win over China.
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Vietnam come into the match having misplaced 3-1 to Saudi Arabia of their first third spherical qualifying match on Friday.
The Vietnamese, who’re showing within the third stage of World Cup qualifying for the primary time, will probably be with out right-back Do Duy Manh after he was despatched off within the earlier match.
Vietnam are ranked 92nd within the FIFA world rating, with all however one participant taking part in his membership soccer exterior of Vietnam. 28-year-old goalkeeper Dang Van Lam is a membership teammate of Socceroo Adam Taggart at Cerezo Osaka within the J1 League.
Whereas Vietnam misplaced their first match and will probably be with out their followers, there’s nonetheless lots to play for in Hanoi because the Socceroos hope to proceed their spectacular begin to Group B.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Highway to Qatar (Last Spherical)
Vietnam v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Venue: My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam
Kick-off: 7pm native (10pm AEST)
Broadcast: Dwell and free on 10 (NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, TAS), and 10 Daring (SA, NT, WA) – pre-game protection from 9.30pm AEST
HOW TO WATCH – Australian audiences
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What they mentioned
Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold
“I do consider it is a bonus for the away workforce to play towards a house workforce with no crowds and there will be no crowds in Vietnam.
“Crucial factor for me is that we get well effectively from (Friday’s) sport. We get ourselves prepared mentally and clean up for the sport towards Vietnam and we go there and get three factors.”
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Vietnam Head Coach Park Hold-seo
“In opposition to Saudi Arabia, we scored first however misplaced the match. We have been unfortunate struggling two objectives from the penalty spot, after which we performed with much less males.
“My gamers tried their finest. Two penalties confirmed some lack of techniques which will probably be perfected once we play again house.
“Within the subsequent match we all know Australia are stronger than Saudi Arabia. However on house floor, we are going to attempt tougher.”
The Socceroos recommence their qualifying marketing campaign in October as they face Oman and Japan. Match particulars are TBC.