Friendly Jordan the perfect preparation for the Socceroos World Cup qualifiers

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With the AFC and Intercontinental FIFA World Cup play-offs fast approaching, a familiar foe has raised his hand to help the Socceroos prepare for the big games.

Since joining the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, Australia have faced Jordan seven times in a variety of Asian Cup finals, Asian Cup qualifiers and Asian Cup qualifiers. World Cup.

Until recently, there was a real trend of Australia winning games at home by big margins and Jordan narrowly winning games on Middle Eastern soil.

This pattern lasted for years until it was broken by Australia in 2019 when an Adam Taggart goal sealed a 1-0 win in a combined World Cup/Asian Cup qualifier in Amman.

Since then, Australia have won the last two games in the Middle East for an overall record of four wins, three losses with 12 goals scored and six goals conceded.

The next match against Jordan will take place in Doha – the same city as the AFC and Intercontinental FIFA World Cup™ play-offs – and will be played just six days before the AFC play-off against the Emirates United Arabs.

Although this is the first time Australia and Jordan have faced each other in a non-competitive match, the close results between these two teams will mean that Jordan are the perfect opposition for the Socceroos ahead of their clash against the UAE. .

Seeking to replicate the United Arab Emirates game as much as possible, the Jordan game will see the Socceroos take on opposition from West Asia, in the same climate, city and pitch conditions they have to overcome a week later. .

This match ticks many boxes that the Australian players and coaching staff will be looking for as they make final adjustments to tactics and squad ahead of the penultimate stage of World Cup qualification.

Further information regarding Australia’s international friendly against Jordan on June 1 – including kick-off time, venue and ticketing information – will be communicated by Football Australia as soon as possible, but the match will be broadcast live and free in Australia via Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play.

Mark Bresciano Socceroos vs Jordan 2013

Past meetings

September 11, 2012
Jordan 2-1 Australia at the King Abdullah International Stadium, Amman
Archie Thompson scored a late consolation goal for the Socceroos as Australia continued a rocky start to their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

11 June 2013
Australia 4-0 Jordan at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne
Australia needed six points from their last two games to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Goals from Mark Bresciano, Tim Cahill, Robbie Kruse and Lucas Neill earned them the first three points.

Robbie Kruse Socceroos vs Jordan 2013

October 8, 2015
Jordan 2-0 Australia at Amman International Stadium, Amman
The second time they met in Jordan for a World Cup qualifier and a second win for the home side.

March 29, 2016
Australia 5-1 Jordan at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Australia’s progress to the next stage of World Cup qualification was already sealed by this stage, but that didn’t stop the Socceroos from going wild with a brace to Tim Cahill plus goals to Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic and Massimo Luongo.

January 6, 2019
Australia 0-1 Jordan at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
It was the first time the two teams met in an Asian Cup final and it was a game to forget for the Socceroos.

November 14, 2019
Jordan 0-1 Australia at the King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman
It was the first time the Socceroos beat Jordan on Middle Eastern soil. This game was a combined qualifier for the World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. Adam Taggart scored the goal that changed seven years of poor results for Jordan.

June 15, 2021
Australia 1-0 Jordan at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait
Harry Souttar’s 77th-minute goal continued the Socceroos’ impressive winning streak in the second round of AFC World Cup qualifying.

Upcoming matches

international friendly
Australia v Jordan
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Location: to be confirmed
Kick off: to be confirmed
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia via Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play
Tickets: to be confirmed

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar (AFC Fourth Round)
United Arab Emirates vs Australia
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Kick-off: 10:00 p.m. local time; 5:00 a.m. AEST (Wednesday, June 8, 2022)
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia via Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play
Tickets: to be confirmed

*2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ (Intercontinental play-off)
Peru v Australia/United Arab Emirates
When: Monday, June 13, 2022
Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Kick-off: 9 p.m. local time; 4:00 a.m. AEST (Tuesday, June 14, 2022)
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia via Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play
Tickets: to be confirmed

* Australia’s participation is subject to Socceroos progress from the AFC play-off against the United Arab Emirates

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