The second round of 16 at the Asian Cup has been announced. The Socceroos have joined hosts and defending champions Qatar in qualifying for the tournament.
The Socceroos kicked off their 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup Group B second leg against Syria at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 8:30 p.m. ET on June 18. 안전카지노사이트 The Socceroos won 1-0 thanks to a Jackson Irvine goal in the 14th minute of the second half to clinch a spot in the Round of 16.
The Socceroos recorded a 2-0 win over India on Sept. 13. With two points from the win over Syria, the Socceroos will advance to the Round of 16 regardless of the outcome of their remaining Group 3 match against Uzbekistan.
“Australia made three changes to their starting lineup after the India game,” said Socceroo, the official website of the Australian national team, and the newcomers performed well. Irvine stole the show by scoring for the second game in a row.
With six points, Australia sits atop Pool B with a game in hand. However, the top spot will be decided in their final match against Uzbekistan. A draw or win against Uzbekistan would see them top the group and advance to the Round of 16.
This will be the fourth Asian Cup appearance for Australia, who are considered Asia’s ‘big four’. They finished runners-up in Qatar in 2011 and won the tournament on home soil in 2015. Four years ago, they reached the quarterfinals. They have been in good form of late, winning six straight A matches, including this one.