What’s next for the Caltex Socceroos on the road to Russia

The test of the Czech Republic has been passed with flying colours.

A 4-0 win, a double from Mathew Leckie and a first international strike from Andrew Nabbout gives Bert van Marwijk plenty to ponder before the next challenges to come.

Immediately, van Marwijk has confirmed his final 23-man FIFA World Cup announcement, then there will be one final friendly and travel across four different countries before facing France in game one in Russia.

READ: Caltex Socceroos announce final 23-man squad for Russia

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Here are all the key dates for you to put in your calendar as the tournament edges ever closer…

The Caltex Socceroos travel schedule

Fresh after the Czech Republic game, the Caltex Socceroos have returned to their Turkish base for five more days before flying to Budapest, Hungary.

Final FIFA World Cup squad announcement

After a gruelling 10 days of training on the Turkish coastal city of Antalya, followed by the friendly against the Czech Republic, Bert van Marwijk has named his final Caltex Socceroos 23-man squad to travel to Russia.

You can read about the full squad selection HERE.

Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk keeps a close eye on the session.

 

Final pre-tournament friendly against Hungary

The Caltex Socceroos will take part in one last warm up fixture before travelling to Russia when they encounter Hungary in Budapest on Sunday 10 June, 1.30am AEST.

READ: Ultimate Guide to Caltex Socceroos v Hungary

Hungary celebrate

 

Caltex Socceroos head to Russia

Australia will finally enter Russia following the Hungary match, arriving in Kazan for a six-day training block before their opening fixture against France.

FIFA World Cup Group C fixtures

  1. France v Caltex Socceroos
    Date:
    Saturday, 16 June 2018
    Venue: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
    Kick-off: 1pm local (8pm AEST – Saturday, 16 June 2018)
    Broadcast: Live in Australia on SBS
  2. Denmark v Caltex Socceroos
    Date:
    Thursday, 21 June 2018
    Venue: Samara Arena, Samara, Russia
    Kick-off: 4pm local (10pm AEST – Thursday, 21 June 2018)
    Broadcast: Live in Australia on SBS
  3. Caltex Socceroos v Peru
    Date:
    Tuesday, 26 June 2018
    Venue: Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
    Kick-off: 5pm local (12am AEST – Wednesday 27 June 2018)
    Broadcast: Live in Australia on SBS
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