What's coming up? Remaining Men's National Teams' 2023 schedule

With the September FIFA Men's international window fast approaching, here is an overview of the remaining 2023 match schedule for Australia's Men's national teams.

The Subway Socceroos will be back in action for the first time since June next month when they face Mexico in Dallas, while the Subway Olyroos commence their road to Paris with two AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM  qualifiers in Tajikistan.

Read on for a comprehensive outline of the upcoming schedules for both the senior and U-23 sides.

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Subway Socceroos

Preparation for Australia's FIFA World Cup 2026™ qualifiers and upcoming AFC  Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM campaign continues with three international friendly matches confirmed across the September and October FIFA windows.

As mentioned, Australia will face Mexico in Dallas and then a pair of friendlies against England and New Zealand in London the following month. The Green and Gold will face the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium for the first time before taking on the All Whites at a venue to be confirmed.

In November, attentions turns to the FIFA World Cup 2026™ Round 2 qualifiers.

The Aussies automatically entered the Second Round of the qualification process, which doubles as a direct qualifier for the AFC Asian Cup 2027TM in Saudi Arabia and have been drawn in Group I alongside Palestine, Lebanon and the winner of Maldives and Bangladesh. 

The Subway Socceroos will play these three nations in a home-and-away round-robin format, between November 2023 and June 2024, where venues for Australia’s home matches to be announced by Football Australia in due course.

All nine group winners and the respective runners-up will advance to the Third Round of World Cup qualifying, and simultaneously seal their places at the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™.


International Friendlies

Mexico vs Australia
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2023
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Time: 12:00pm AEST, (9:00pm Saturday, 9 September local time)
Tickets: SeatGeek.com
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+

England vs Australia
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2023
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Time: 5:45am AEDT (7:45pm Friday, 13 October local time)
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+

Australia vs New Zealand
Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Venue: TBC
Time: TBC
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+

FIFA World Cup 2026™ – Asian Qualifiers Round 2 – Group I  

Australia vs winner of Maldives and Bangladesh 
Date: Thursday 16 November, 2023 
Kick off: TBC 
Venue: TBC, Australia
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+ 

Palestine vs Australia 
Date: Tuesday 21 November, 2023 
Kick off: TBC 
Venue: TBC, XXXX 
Broadcast: Live on 10 Bold, 10 Play and Paramount+

Subway Olyroos

The Subway Olyroos' first step to Paris begins in Tajikistan with a pair of AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM  qualifiers.

The Australia U-23 outfit have been drawn into Group I and will face Laos and Tajikistan in a three-team group, following the recent withdrawal of the DPR Korea from qualification.

Tony Vidmar’s squad will start assembling in Dushanbe at the end of August to commence their preparations for group games scheduled for September 6 (Laos) and 12 (Tajikistan) at the Republican Central Stadium.

Photo credit: Maurice Revello Tournament.

To qualify for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM, Australia will need to finish as group winner or be one of the four best second placed teams among all eleven groups. 

If the Subway Olyroos are successful in qualifying for next year’s AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM, the tournament will also double as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where they need to finish in the top three to automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics as the AFC representatives.

Meanwhile, the fourth-best team will play an AFC-CAF play-off match for the final qualification spot. 

More information on live stream details will be made available in due course.

View the Subway Olyroos 23-player squad

AFC U23 Asian CupTM Qatar 2024 Qualifiers – Group I  

Laos v Australia 
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023 
Time: 8:30pm (local) / 1:30am AEST (Thursday, 7 September)
Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe 

Australia v Tajikistan
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 
Time: 8:30pm (local) / 1:30am AEST (Wednesday, 13 September)
Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe