With boarding passes in hand, our Caltex Socceroos will fly in from across the globe to begin preparations for the vital World Cup qualifier on September 1 with Iraq in Perth. Here are our boys' club fixtures over the coming days.
The pacy attacker’s FC Tokyo takes on Nagoya Grampus away on Saturday night in the J-League.
Expected to make his Melbourne City debut in the club’s Westfield FFA Cup clash against Brisbane Strikers tonight (Wed), so he'll have a good few days to recover before flying West from Melbourne.
Set to battle against Karlsruher SC away with his 1860 Munich side on Saturday.
His Bournemouth side takes on Morecambe in the League Cup on Thursday (AEST) before traveling to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the EPL on Saturday.
Will be hoping to make his Bournemouth debut either against Morecambe in the League Cup or at Crystal Palace on the weekend.
The left-back will be busy with his league-leading Rosenborg hosting Austria Wien in Europa League qualifying on Friday before a league match against Tromso over the weekend.
Will enjoy the weekend off with no games scheduled in the Chinese Super League
A huge test for the young attacker’s side with Serie A champions Juventus coming to Lazio’s Olympic Stadium.
Will be chasing three goals in as many games when his Burton Albion hosts Derby County in the Championship on Saturday.
Set to face Bristol City away with his new club Aston Villa on Saturday in the Championship.
Will be looking to get on the scoresheet again with FC Luzern, who make the trip to St Gallen on Sunday.
The Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, with Kruse’s Bayer Leverkusen travelling to Borussia Monchendgladbach on Sunday.
Set to face SV Sandhausen away with his VfB Stuttgart on Saturday in the Bundesliga2.
Travels with his FC Ingolstadt outfit to Hamburger SV in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday.
Goes on the road with his QPR side to take on Wigan Athletic in the Championship this weekend.
With the CSL out of action until after the international break, like Giannou, no game for the defender before heading to Perth.
No game for Milligan this weekend with the UAE’s Gulf League not getting underway until after the international break.
Top-of-the-table Huddersfield hosts third-placed Wolves in the match of the round in the Championship on Saturday. Should be a ripper!
Fresh from qualifying for the Champions League, Celtic hosts Aberdeen on Saturday in the Scottish Premier League.
Should be between the sticks again with his Valencia squad facing Eibar away this weekend in Round 2 of La Liga in Spain.
With the CSL on a break, there’s no match for Sainsbury and his Jiangsu Suning over the weekend.
Another Chinese-based player who can put his feet up over the weekend and switch his focus to Iraq in Perth.
The Preston North End defender is set to face Ipswich Town away on Saturday in the Championship.
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