Match preview: Caltex Socceroos v Chinese Taipei
One down, one to go. The Caltex Socceroos put on a show against Nepal in the first of two FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers this window and now head to Chinese Taipei for the next challenge on Tuesday night.
Australia’s comfortable 5-0 win in Canberra on Thursday night has Graham Arnold’s side on top of the Group B standings on the road to Qatar.
But away fixtures are never easy and Australia will need to produce another strong performance against the 129th-ranked Chinese Taipei at the Kaohsiung National Stadium.
With two wins, eight goals scored and none conceded it’s been a perfect start to qualifying by the Caltex Socceroos and they’ll be hungry for more success on Tuesday night.
Australia's last five matches: WWLLW
Chinese Taipei’s last five matches: LLWDL
Chinese Taipei: 129
What they said
Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold
“After only two training sessions that we’ve had in that attacking way.... We created plenty of chances [against Nepal] but we’ve got to be more ruthless when it counts.
“I was a little bit frustrated at times when we did get the ball forward early, we went backwards.
“Against teams that play with a packed defence, when you do get it forward you have to continue going forward, otherwise they get men behind the ball and make it difficult for you.”
How to watch
The Caltex Socceroos are back on the road as they head to Kaohsiung to play Chinese Taipei in their third match on the road to Qatar. And you can watch the clash with Nepal on FOX Sports, SBS Viceland and Kayo Sports.
Kick off takes place at 10.40pm AEDT.
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Chinese Taipei v Caltex Socceroos
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Venue: Kaohsiung National Stadium, Taiwan
Kick-off: 10.40pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, SBS Viceland, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Watch Australia v Nepal from 10.40pm AEDT on Tuessday 15 October live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.