Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know about Socceroos v Vietnam

With four Group B qualifiers remaining and every point proving crucial, the Socceroos FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualification is coming down to the wire - and it all recommences on January 27!

With six games played, the Socceroos have four huge encounters left as they endeavour to secure automatic qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. 

It all begins on January 27 when the Socceroos host Vietnam at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, before a trip away to Oman a few days later on February 1. 

And with a capacity crowd expected to converge on the Melbourne Park precinct for the Green and Gold’s first match in the city since September 2017, there is plenty to get excited about. 

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Ticketing update

General public ticket allocations for the Socceroos v Vietnam at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium are currently exhausted. Stay tuned for updates.

How to watch

January's matches will be broadcast live and free on Australia's 'Home of Football,' Network Ten.  

To watch all of the latest involving Socceroos and the rest of Asian Qualifying, Australian football fans can visit https://10play.com.au/socceroos

For fans based outside of Australia, click here to read about how you can continue to access the action.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar (Final Round)

Matchday 7: Australia v Vietnam
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia 
Kick-off: 8.10PM Local Time
Tickets: Please visit www.socceroos.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au for ticket information
General Public Tickets: 12pm on Thursday, 16 December 2021
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia on Network 10 and simulcast on Paramount+ and 10 Play

Oman Socceroos Team

The equation

The Socceroos are taking on Japan, Saudi Arabia, China PR, Oman, and Vietnam in the Final Round of AFC Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The draw saw Australia pooled in Group B of qualification, with Group A containing IR Iran, Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

To qualify for a fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup™, Australia must finish either first or second in Group B, which includes ten matches to be played from September 2021 to March 2022, to qualify directly.

A third-place finish would send the Socceroos to a play-off against the third-place team from Group A, followed by a single-leg intercontinental play-off on neutral territory against the fifth-best side in South American qualifying.

Australia are currently placed in third position, however, qualification for a fifth consecutive World Cup is still in their hands. 

It all comes down to matches against Vietnam and Oman before two massive matchups in late March as Australia face Japan at home, before closing out Group B against group leaders Saudi Arabia.

Ladder after 6 games
The Socceroos currently sit third in Group B.

Our schedule 

Games in the third round are scheduled to be played on the following match days: 11 November 2021, 16 November 2021, 27 January 2022, 1 February 2022, 24 March 2022 and 29 March 2022.

Due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, match locations and times will be finalised in the immediate lead-up to each window. 

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar (Final Round)

Matchday 7: Australia v Vietnam
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia 
Kick-off: 8.10PM Local Time
Tickets: Please visit www.socceroos.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au for ticket information
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia on Network 10 and simulcast on Paramount+ and 10 Play

Matchday 8: Oman v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Venue: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman
Kick-off: 3:00AM (AEDT)
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia on Network 10 and simulcast on Paramount+ and 10 Play

Day/Date

Match

Thursday, 27 January 2022

AUSTRALIA v Vietnam

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Oman v AUSTRALIA

Thursday, 24 March 2022

AUSTRALIA v Japan

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Saudi Arabia v AUSTRALIA