Preview: Socceroos v Tajikistan

On Tuesday night the Socceroos will aim to make it three wins from three in qualification for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™. But it won't be easy.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Republican Central Stadium
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
11.00pm AEST kick-off

TELEVISION: The Tajikistan v Socceroos match will be broadcast exclusively LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 (channel 501) and on a one hour delay on SBS; tune in from 10.30pm AEST to catch all the build-up before kick-off at 11.00pm.

RADIO: Listen in to SBS Radio 3 digital, streaming online at or via the SBS Radio App from 10.30pm.

After Australia eased past Bangladesh on Thursday in Perth and edged Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in Bishkek last June, Mubin Ergashev’s Tajikistan will provide Australia with their trickiest test to date in qualification.

The game is being played amid the backdrop of civil unrest in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. What’s more, the Tajiks will be desperate for three points to kick-start their campaign as they cast a realistic eye on second spot in the group.