Caltex Socceroos’ friendly against Oman finalised

Football Federation Australia (FFA), together with the Oman Football Association, has finalised the match arrangements for the Caltex Socceroos’ pre-AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ international friendly against Oman. 

Australia, coached by Graham Arnold, will play Oman, coached by former Socceroos mentor Pim Verbeek, at Dubai’s Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday, 30 December 2018 at 4.00pm (11.00pm AEDT). 

The game will be broadcast live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network TEN, with commentary of the match coming direct from Dubai from Simon Hill and former Socceroos defender Sasa Ognenovski.

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Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold said: “With limited days to prepare for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup, Sunday’s match against Oman represents a great opportunity for us to refresh some of the principles that we worked on during our September, October, and November camps.”

“Importantly, the game against Oman will serve as a great chance to provide players that haven’t played as regularly with their clubs match minutes against a strong west Asian nation. 

“It will also be nice to see Pim [Verbeek] again. We shared many great memories with the Socceroos and he has done a fantastic job with Oman. We are expecting a tough match but also a game played in a great spirit as both nations prepare for the tournament proper.”
 


Australia v Oman (International Friendly)

Date: Sunday, 30 December 2018
Venue: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 11.00pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network TEN
Please note: This match will not be open to the general public

Match Schedule | Australia | AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™

Australia v Jordan
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Venue: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 10.00pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ae

Palestine v Australia
Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
Venue: Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 10.00pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ae

Australia v Syria
Date: Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Venue: Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Kick-off: 5.30pm (local); 12.30am (AEDT – Wednesday, 16 January 2019)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS
Ticketswww.ticketmaster.ae