The Caltex Socceroos’ African opponent in the group stage at June's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia is edging closer to being revealed as the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) continues in Gabon.
Ange Postecoglou’s side will face the African champions in the group stage at June's Confeds Cup, along with Germany and Chile.
So far, three nations have been eliminated from the AFCON following group matches on Monday (AEDT).
The teams to progress so far are:
- Burkina Faso
Group A is now complete with host nation Gabon surprisingly failing to progress after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon this morning.
Gabon drew all three of their group matches to be eliminated, along with Guinea Bissau.
But Cameroon and Burkina Faso from Group A progress to the quarter-finals.
Senegal and Ghana have booked their spots in the last eight with a game to spare.
Uganda is also already out after two losses from their two matches in Group D.
Tunisia also look likely to progress from Group B, needing only a draw with winless Zimbabwe to join Senegal in the quarters, while Egypt are favourites to get through in Group D.
Group C is still very much open with all four nations still a chance to progress heading into the final match.
Leaders Congo (four points) take on Togo (1 point), while Morocco (3 points) play Ivory Coast (2 points) in a thrilling climax to the group stage.
All of these matches will be held later this week, before the knockout stage begins this weekend.The Caltex Socceroos will learn which of the African nations they will face in Russia when the final is played on Sunday, February 5 (AEDT).
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