The Socceroos continue their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a series of away matches throughout the month of June. There has been a backlog of fixtures due to Covid-19, but Graham Arnold’s men will finally get a chance to book their place at the sport’s flagship event in Qatar next year.
Socceroos World Cup Qualifiers Preview
The Australian men’s soccer team had a disappointing outing in their last major tournament, where they were eliminated in the Asian Cup quarter-finals as defending champions. The competition exposed plenty of weaknesses that coach Graham Arnold has since addressed, and the Socceroos have responded with four wins in a row in the current 2022 World Cup qualification campaign.
A number of upcoming games will come against teams ranked significantly lower than Australia, providing an ideal opportunity to find some form. These games have been already been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Seven months have passed since the players have any competitive football together as a squad, meaning there is sure to be a bit of ring rust.
The Socceroos will renew their World Cup qualification campaign with a clash against Kuwait, which they are expected to win, before facing Chinese Taipai and Nepal, another two matches that shouldn’t pose too many problems. Find out how, when and where to watch these game below.
When is Socceroos next game?
The Socceroos have a number of live and on demand TV fixtures coming up this month as they attempt to hold down a place at next year’s FIFA World Cup Finals in Qatar. Here are their upcoming games. All games will be broadcast on Fox Sports.
|Fri, June 4th||Kuwait v Australia||LIVE: 5.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, June 4th||Kuwait v Australia||Replay: 11.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, June 7th||Chinese Taipei v Australia||LIVE: 5.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, June 7th||Chinese Taipei v Australia||Replay: 10.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, June 12th||Nepal v Australia||LIVE: 2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, June 12th||Nepal v Australia||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wed, June 16th||Jordan v Australia||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wed, June 16th||Jordan v Australia||Replay: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Socceroos replays available on-demand using Kayo Sports after the completion of the match.
Watch or Stream the Socceroos Live
There are plenty of options available to watch the Socceroos in their World Cup Qualifiers Live, whether at home or on the move. You can check them all out here to find a way of streaming that works for you.
Stream the Socceroos with Kayo Sports
Residents in Australia can access Fox Sports through the 14 day Kayo free trial offering. With this Kayo Sports trial you can stream the Socceroos free to eligible devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets. After you free trial is over there are two type of Kayo subscription. A Basic $25 per month plan allows you to watch on up to two devices at once in HD. The Premium Plan comes in at $35 per month and allows you to watch Kayo on up to three devices at once. Both of these options can be cancelled at any time.
If you’re a Telstra customer you can also get access to Kayo through your Telstra account whilst saving a few dollars. The Basic plan comes in at only $15 per month, with the Kayo Premium option available for $25 per month. These options ar part of a 12 month subscription.
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Watch Socceroos with Foxtel Now
If you don’t like the idea of cable or satellite installed Foxtel, but like the idea of accessing their content, then Foxtel Now is for you. You can try out the platform for free with a Foxtel Now free trial offer for 10 days. After your free trial is over you can tailor your package to suit your needs.
First up you will need an Essentials base pack that costs $25 per month. This includes Foxtel’s standard TV channels like FOX 8 and Lifestyle. If you would like to access sports, including Socceroos matches, you will need to add the sports pack for a further $29 per month. That means a combined total of $53 per month to watch Sports and TV entertainment.
Telstra customers can also access Foxtel Now on a 12 month contract. The costs are just the same, the only difference being you get your first month completely free (Essentials Pack only).
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Socceroos Match Previews
The Socceroos continue their World Cup qualification campaign against Kuwait. On paper, Australia should have the better of their opponents in this game, with Kuwait currently ranked outside the top 150 teams in the world. The last time the two sides met, in late 2019, the Socceroos won with a convincing 3-0 scoreline, and it will be made even tougher this time around for Kuwait without their home support.
Chinese Taipei are the second team to face Australia in June and are currently last in the group. This team of fairly inexperienced players should cause little threat to the Socceroos. Next, the Socceroos face a side ranked world 166 in the world, Nepal. Nepal hasn’t exactly set the world on fire in recent months, losing all but one of their World Cup qualifying games.
Devices for streaming the Socceroos
Here we have suggested a few of the latest devices on the market that are ideal for watching the Socceroos play football!
For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View.
A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.
Foxtel Now Box
Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.
Nvidia Shield TV
A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel.
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