Our previous matches at CommBank Stadium
The Subway Socceroos continue their FIFA World Cup 2026™ qualifying journey when they take on Lebanon at CommBank Stadium in Sydney on Thursday, 21 March 2024.
It will be Australia's third match at the recently constructed venue and first since March 2023, so we thought we would look at our recent fixtures in Parramatta.
In a small sample size, Australia are undefeated at CommBank Stadium in its two previous matches, recording one win and a draw.
2021 - 0-0 draw vs Saudi Arabia - FIFA World Cup Qualification
A crowd of 23,314 were in attendance for Australia's huge FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in November 2021 and first match on home soil in over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was an end-to-end contest in the pouring rain with the likes of Mathew Leckie, Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine all had great opportunities at goal but they were unable to get past Mohammed Al Rubaie.
2023 - 3-1 win vs Ecuador - International Friendly
Australia returned home to a hero's welcome following their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ exploits. It was the Subway Socceroos first match down under since enjoying their most successful appearance at the tournament. South American side Ecuador was the opponent, who also competed in Qatar but were eliminated at the Group Stage.
Nevertheless, the two match series provided a tough test for the Aussies and while the vibes were high given the celebratory nature of the squad's success, Jackson Irvine ensured they remained strong when he opened the scoring. Craig Goodwin delivered a sensational free-kick which was squared across the face of goal by Mitch Duke and tapped home by the midfielder after 12 minutes. Felix Torres replied for La Tri rising highest and seeing his header fly into the net 11 minutes later from Jeremy Sarmiento's recycled cross.
Graham Arnold's men then capitalised on an error with Irvine dispossessing the defender and the ball fell to Awer Mabil, who rifled his finish home just past the half hour mark. Garang Kuol then scored his maiden goal for his country after completing an incisive attacking move which ended in tapping in Aziz Behich's low cross to safeguard the victory in the 83rd minute. The match also saw debuts handed out to Aiden O'Neill (cap #629) and Alex Robertson (cap #630).
Subway Socceroos v Lebanon
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Time: 8.00pm AEDT
Ticket Prices: Start from $20 Child, $25 Concession, $30 Adult, $80 Family
Football Account Pre-Sale: 3.00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 6 December 2023
General Public On-Sale: 3.00pm AEDT on Friday, 8 December 2023 via Ticketek
Broadcast: Network 10 and Paramount+