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Published July 15, 2021 at 05:43:07

Australia set for second New Zealand training match

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The Olyroos will take on New Zealand for the second time in a week as preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Football Tournament continue.

The Olyroos will take on New Zealand for the second time in a week as preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Football Tournament continue.

The training match will again be played at the ZA Oripri Stadium in Ichihara City and will be held on Thursday, 15 July 2021 with kick-off at 6pm local time (7pm AEST). The game will not be broadcast or live streamed, however team lists, half- and full-time updates will be available on the Socceroos’ social media channels.

The two nations met on Monday, with New Zealand coming away with a 2-0 victory in a hit-out that saw the majority of the Australian squad enjoy some valuable match minutes. 

Australia’s men’s football team has arrived in Japan and after a few days of training at the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, have spent the last week in Chiba Prefecture, east of the capital Tokyo. 

Following these international friendlies Australia’s delegation will travel north to Sapporo to commence its Group C fixtures. Australia’s men’s football team will play Argentina at the Sapporo Dome on Thursday, 22 July – a day prior to the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony in Tokyo – before playing Spain at the same venue three days later. Australia will round out its Group Stage fixtures against Egypt at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu on Wednesday, 28 July.

International Friendly – Australia v New Zealand
Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021
Venue: ZA Oripri Stadium, Ichihara City, Japan
Kick-off: 6pm local; 7pm AEST
Match Updates: www.twitter.com/Socceroos

Tokyo 2020 Men’s Football Tournament – Group C 

Match 1: Argentina v Australia 
Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Venue: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Kick-off: 7:30pm local; 8:30pm AEST 
Broadcast: Seven Network

Match 2: Australia v Spain 
Date: Sunday, 25 July 2021 
Venue: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Kick-off: 7:30pm local; 8:30pm AEST
Broadcast: Seven Network

Match 3: Australia v Egypt 
Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Venue: Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan
Kick-off: 8pm local; 9pm AEST 
Broadcast: Seven Network