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.

REPORT: Maclaren and Souttar shine in five-star Caltex Socceroos win against Nepal
REACTION: Maclaren cherishes his 'proudest moment' following Nepal hat-trick

Form

Australia's last five matches: WWLLW

Chinese Taipei’s last five matches: LLWDL

World ranking

Australia: 44

Chinese Taipei: 129

Jamie Maclaren
Can Jamie Maclaren add to the three goals he scored against Nepal on Thursday?

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.”

Caltex Socceroos training and fan day
Graham Arnold wants his side to show a more ruthless streak in front of goal

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.

You can also keep up to date with all the goals and action in our LIVE MATCH CENTRE on www.socceroos.com.au.

Also follow the Caltex Socceroos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for inside access and behind-the-scenes coverage of our clash with Nepal.

'BE MORE RUTHLESS'Arnold's message after big win over Nepal
THE SKIPPER: Milligan hails Caltex Socceroos' execution of game plan

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.

Click here to download the My Football Live App now.