Match Preview: Socceroos v Chinese Taipei


The Socceroos return to action on Tuesday morning (AEST) as they gear up for their FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Chinese Taipei.

Australia made their long-awaited return to action in style last week, comfortably seeing off Kuwait 3-0 after a 567 day hiatus.

Graham Arnold’s side wasted no time against Kuwait with Mathew Leckie getting on the scoresheet after 53 seconds, before a Jackson Irvine tap-in and pinpoint free-kick from Ajdin Hrustic wrapped up the victory.

The three points saw the Green and Gold reinforce their position at the top of Group B, extending their lead to five points with three matches left to play.

Australia and Chinese Taipei last met on October 15, 2019, when the Socceroos raced to a 7-1 triumph at Taipei Municipal Stadium, with Adam Taggart, Jackson Irvine and Harry Souttar all helping themselves to a brace while Jamie Maclaren also got in on the action with one of his own.

Arnold’s men will no doubt be hoping for a similar performance as they go head to head with a Taipei side who are sitting bottom of the group and most recently fell 2-0 to Nepal.

Australia v Chinese Taipei

Monday, 7 June 2021 (8 June AEST)
Venue: Jaber Al-Hamad International Stadium
Kick-off: 10.00pm local, 5.00am AEST (Tuesday morning)
Watch on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports, ABC TV and My Football Live App.