The Socceroos take on Iraq, then battle the UAE, before clashing with Saudi Arabia, so every game is crucial to them qualifying, and you can enjoy every minute when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the action to a mobile device with a Free trial.
Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia 2017 Preview
50,000 fans will pack into the Adelaide Oval to see The Soccerroos continue their quest towards securing a berth in the 2018 World Cup at Russia when they host Saudi Arabia. They might be ranked 48th in the FIFA world rankings but their form has been pretty good and this squad will come in with confidence, with several overseas players in great form, especially Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy, who helped the side to an EPL spot. They can secure a spot at Russia with a win or draw here.
Saudi Arabia will be no easy beats. Their World Cup Qualifying Campaign has been overall pretty good and similar to that of the Socceroos. They have great scoring power and smashed Thailand 3-0 before backing up five days later and toughing it out strongly to beat Iraq 1-0. They haven’t beaten Australia since 1997, so it’s hard seeing them changing that at the Adelaide Oval when there is so much to play for, but they are in form and should be respected, and if you can’t watch it Free to Air on your big screen you can still stream it live online.
Socceroos v Saudi Arabia TV Times
Date: Thursday 8 June
Location: Adelaide Oval, SA
Live TV: 8.00pm – 10pm (Sydney time)
Channel: Fox Sports 4
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Socceroos replays available on Fox Sports at varying times after the completion of the match.
Socceroos Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you may find the Socceroos Free to Air in Australia, Fox Sports will provide the most comprehensive Live coverage of these exciting World Cup Qualifiers including no ad-breaks during play, along with replays for those who want to enjoy the action at a later time.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider the newly launched Foxtel Now 2 weeks Free TV offer, which will telecast their match vs Saudi Arabia (June 8) Live online*, as well as offering live Socceroos streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
Socceroos vs Iraq 2017 Preview
These two sides have already played in this battle to qualify for Russia, in September, where the Socceroos proved too good for Iraq, winning 2-0, in what was a pretty scrappy game overall, largely due to the heat and humidity, something that they will have to face once again in the Middle East here against Iraq.
The Asian Cup champ Socceroos are expected to win comfortably, but given their recent form, and the fact that Australian sides at club have been performing poorly on the international stage in the Asian Champions League, the confidence probably won’t be as high as expected. Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak has been playing some okay Football since joining Aston Villa from Crystal Palace, but has always starred for the Socceroos when the nation needs someone to stand up. His influence from the back will be crucial to this result.
Socceroos v Iraq Live TV Times
Date: Thursday March 23
Location: Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium.
Live TV: 10.30pm – 1.00 am (Sydney time)
Channel: Ch. 9 and Fox Sports 4
Note: Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia free to air may not be available in all locations.
Socceroos 2017 World Cup Qualifiers
Socceroos v Saudi Arabia
Date: Thursday, 8 June
Socceroos v Japan
Date: Thursday, 31 August
Socceroos v Thailand
Date: Tuesday, 5 September