Obviously disappointed we couldnt get a win here at home in front of the fans. Boyle wins a corner. Plus, watch the highly-anticipated series Halo, Picard, 1883, and more. On the disrupted build-up and soggy conditions tonight, Sainsbury says: Both teams had to deal with the conditions, flight times and all that sort of stuff. Was that Minamino again? Socceroos fail to secure automatic World Cup qualification with defeat to Japan, Original reporting and incisive analysis, direct from the Guardian every morning. 82 mins: Into the final 10 minutes, and we are officially in squeaky bum time. But at the same time, like I said, it is something we have to deal with, Australians, we have to travel all this way to play and focus now turns to the Saudi game.. Disappointing but youve got to use these moments to learn from and improve, and what not, and we will analyse it, go away and stick together. And with that, I will take my leave. MORE WORLD CUP 2022: Hajime Moriyasu might experiment with his starting XI as his side have already secured a place in the finals. 77 mins: Ueda now delivers a low cross from the Japan right but its cleared again by the Socceroos defence, which to this point has stood firm. If teams are also tied in those categories another set of tiebreakers is applied. Obviously it hurts. The official FIFA 2022 World Cup match schedule outlines the following knockout pairings for the Round of 16 through to the final: Copyright 2022 Sporting News Holdings Limited. 66 mins: Nagatomo was the other Japanese player to depart just a moment ago. The draw has produced a rematch of the 2010 FIFA World Cup semifinals, where a Carles Puyol effort sent Spain through to the final of the tournament in Johannesburg as they eventually went on to pick up the prestigious trophy. 85 mins: Tension rises at Accor Stadium as time runs out for the Socceroos to find a late winner. They are deservedly heading to the World Cup. We try to be resilient and try to hang in there and hang in there, but they got the goal in the minute that they did and the last goal just sums up the night, really. Its set up perfectly for someone to make themselves a hero 84 mins: Changes galore: Japan send on Haraguchi and Mitoma for Minamino and Tanaka, while Jamie Maclaren replaces Boyle for Australia. Over that time, Japan has played 13 matches away from home and allowed a total of two goals. To Van Vu and the main goalkeeper, Bui Tan Truong were ruled out due to COVID-19. That is what the focus is going to be now. Kaoru Mitoma of Japan celebrates a goal with teammates. 68 mins: Time is ticking Minamino fells Hrustic, and the two creative souls shake hands, no hard feelings between like-minded players. It is one game at a time and one camp at the time and we will see what happens.. Finally, Arnold is asked if hes the man to lead Australia to the World Cup in Qatar and whether his team is capable of getting there. Kick-off is set for 5:10 a.m. You know, the dream is there and still alive, and we have to improve.". Congratulations to Japan who deserve it tonight. They are led by forward Junya Ito, who has scored in four straight World Cup qualifiers and leads all players in scoring in the third round. I cant fault the effort. "We have to think about how to play in that heat.". The winner will then meet a team from South America for the right to play in Qatar later this year. Japan will go top with victory and secure their qualification. 90 mins: Folami is on to make his debut, as four minutes of stoppage time is indicated by the fourth official. We were aggressiveand try to get in their face, we have quality and we did well to hang in as long as we did but in the end its not good enough. They headed into the high-stakes clash in front of nearly 42,000 fans at Stadium Australia with a clear edge. 90+5 mins: There goes the whistle and Japan are through to the World Cup finals in Qatar for a seventh straight time! Ive always said that. Japan and Vietnam have endured contrasting results in their FIFA World Cup campaigns. It has been a tough two years, to be honest. Japan (6-0-2) currently sits in second place in the Group B table, while Australia (4-3-1) is three points behind in third. . The first-place and second-place finishers in Group E will move on to the Round of 16 and will face off against the two teams to advance from Group F on Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6. Substitute Kaoru Mitoma scored twice in the dying minutes as Japan beat Australia 2-0 to book their place at a seventh straight World Cup and in doing so also helped Saudi Arabia qualify. 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And here come those Socceroos changes Fornaroli is on to make his debut, as is Tilio, as Mabil and Duke depart. 4:32 pm ET, streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan, see the AFC World Cup qualifiers picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer, Visit Paramount+ now to see the World Cup Qualifiers, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more, How to watch, live stream Corinthians vs. Coritiba, Transfer news: Chelsea make push for Kounde, Kahn reveals how Bayern Munich avoid complacency, How to watch, live stream Flamengo vs. Juventude, How to watch, live stream Japan vs. Australia, Premier League kits 2022-23: Every shirt rated, Rodri: 'I feel at home, like it's my second family', Neymar features for PSG in Japan tour opener, Transfer roundup: City open Cucurella bidding, BVB's Haller diagnosed with testicular tumor, Free agent Dybala to join Mourinho at Roma, Japan vs. Australia date: Thursday, March 24. That said, the Nations League run where La Roja were only beaten in the final by France is another good sign. Japans preparations for the tournament have gone well, having beaten off the challenge of Australia to qualify automatically in the AFC region, but it remains to be seen how well the Samurai Blue will fare when they come up against stronger opposition. Hrustic loses the ball and commits a foul in a desperate attempt to win it back. 64 mins: Looks like Arnold will also make a change Fornaroli is readying himself to make his debut in an Australian shirt. Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H. For the two teams that advance from Group E, they would match up with a team from Group F in the Round of 16. #AUSvJPN #AllForTheSocceroos pic.twitter.com/2OIKEJqkmA. Germany has also been drawn to play in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E. Germany will be keen to make amends for a nightmare showing when trying to defend the title at the 2018 World Cup as they enter a major tournament without Joachim Low for the first time in almost two decades. These are some of the latest news articles, images and videos related to the association. It is a game to give the kids a chance again, and we have given a lot of kids a chance tonight in a big game and they will learn a lot from the experience. 86 mins: But its Japan who are looking the more likely to score still. After that, put the date of 7 June in your diary - thats when Australia will play against the other third-placed team in Asian qualifying Group A, at this point UAE. He continues: We have done it the hard way and whatever life and football throw our way, the hard times, the adversity, youve got to front up and learn from what you can and got to improve. So, where to next for the Socceroos? 74 mins: Nakayama fires over a dangerous cross, but Ryan is equal to it. Japan form guide (World Cup qualifiers): W-W-W-W-W, Vietnam form guide (all competitions): L-W-L-D-L. Yuya Osako and right-back Hiroki Sakai dropped out of the squad for the final two games of the qualifying campaign last week with injuries.
Moriyasu named a 25-man squad featuring only five home-based players, with star midfielder Takefusa Kubo of Spanish side Real Mallorca missing through injury. I feel really happy for the players and people back in Japan, and everyone who is a Japanese fan.. Nguyen Thanh Chung is suspended due to yellow card accumulation and Nguyen Tien Linh faces a late fitness test. Even with the homefield advantage and slight advantage on betting lines, [Australian] manager Graham Arnold has a history of struggles to overcome for his team to grab the important three points here. 62 mins: Japan look dangerous as Australia cant seem to clear their lines. There is a lot of experience in their squad but there are also some talented young prospects, such as Mallorcas on-loan Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo.
Australia now has to focus on qualifying for the World Cup via the playoff route for a second straight time. Its not over for them or Graham Arnold just yet, but it doesnt look good. Be the first one to comment on this story, Vietnam vs Afghanistan prediction, preview, team news and more | International friendlies 2022, Top 10 International goal scorers of all time, Japan vs Ghana Prediction and Betting Tips | 10th June 2022. The emergence of prospects such as Pedri, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati bodes well for the future, but it remains to be seen whether Spain will be strong enough to go all the way in Qatar. Nguyen Van Vi was ruled out for the final two games of the campaign with an injury, as was Tran Dinh Trong. But you felt that goal was coming. The highlight of that era came as Germany lifted a fourth world title at Brazil 2014 and, after a disappointing European Championship campaign marked Lows farewell last year, his former assistant Hansi Flick will lead an exciting new generation keen to make amends. Uruguay, Chile gulp. 6-keys: media/spln/soccer/reg/free/stories, at The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore. "We didn't do that last time and we have to make sure we sort that out.". The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch. Before you tune in to Thursday's World Cup qualifiers, you need to see the AFC World Cup qualifiers picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. The full World Cup draw pic.twitter.com/qEpWmD6Zdy, WORLD CUP DRAW BREAKDOWNS: The game in a wet Sydney on Thursday looked destined for a draw before Mitoma converted from close range on 89 minutes, and then again after a mazy run in injury time to prompt joyous celebrations from the visitors. For Japan vs. Australia, Eimer is backing Japan draw no bet at -105 odds. Daizen Maeda was the third player to drop out of the squad with fitness issues and remains unavailable. The top two teams from each group based on total points advance to the single-game knockouts. 89 mins: And there it is! Japan has the best defense in Group B, having allowed just three goals over eight matches. Group standings are based on points from those three group-stage matches three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a loss. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more.
I believe in these boys. Both teams had already qualified from Group A.
Eventually Sainsbury heads behind for a corner. And the flicker of danger is snuffed out. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Australians as the +160 favorites (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line. Spain have been drawn to play in Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar alongside Germany, Japan and Costa Rica. Weve just got to move forward. Japan started their qualifying campaign with two losses from their first three games, but have now won six in a row. An Asian playoff awaits. 80 mins: Oooh! Australia cannot finish higher than third, forcing a playoff against the third-placed team in Asian Group A. Going forward, we have got to be a bit better creating chances and all that. 87 mins: Grant brings Mitoma down. WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 09: Aya Miyama of Japan celebrates at the final whistle of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Final match between Germ FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Hope Solo of USA gestures during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of USA controls the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 09: Coach Norio Sasaki of Japan gives instructions during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Finals at Arena IM Allerp SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Kosei Tani #12 of Team Japan walks out prior to the Men's Bronze Medal Match between Mexico and Japan on day fourteen of t Karina Maruyama celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany. Australia well, they may still make it, but theyll have to navigate an Asian playoff first, and then a possible intercontinental game if they are to join the Samurai Blue. The Premium Plan is $9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS live stream, including plenty of sports like Champions League, Italian Serie A, college hoops, and the PGA Tour, with no ads, on demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. I knew it was going to be a close match so when I was on the bench all I was thinking was, when I got on the field of play I just had to do my job and score a goal, said Mitoma, 24, who plays for Belgiums Union SG on loan from Premier League Brighton.
This will be just the second meeting in the World Cup qualifiers between the two island nations, with the first one at M nh National Stadium ending in a 1-0 win for the Samurai Blue. "Japan's side has not lost a game against Australia in international competition in over 10 years now. Ito scored the last time he faced the Australians, and given Japan's all-time dominance versus Australia, Eimer sees that trend continuing on Thursday. Arnold wont get drawn on the disallowed goal. Issued on: 28/09/2021 - 12:26Modified: 28/09/2021 - 12:24. Here's a quick snapshot of each team in Group E ahead of the World Cup. All over in Sydney! Only the top two teams automatically qualify for Qatar 2022, while the third-place team would have to win a play-off to clinch its spot. Japan celebrate on the pitch, smiles all around and deservedly so. Spain remain in something of a transitional phase heading into Qatar 2022, as they look to finally emulate the success last enjoyed on the global stage at the 2010 World Cup. But the final ball is poor, and Gonda claims the cross easily. Spain have been drawn into Group E against fierce rivals Germany in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The four teams selected into the group will play a round-robin format with each nation facing the other three. He rues the disallowed goal, but is pragmatic about the referees decision. The speedy winger zips inside and fires under the body of Ryan, and that will be that. ET at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia. It was a crushing blow for an understrength Socceroos who now face a perilous playoff to keep alive their hopes of making it to the tournament in Qatar. The keeper has arguably been Australias best player tonight. Australia went close twice early in the second half but they quickly tired as Japan again asserted control and constantly pressed for the winner. 2004-2022 CBS Interactive. New Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has impressed since joining the Gunners from Bologna in the summer, was included alongside Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino. Australia will host Japan in a third-round matchup, and the visitors can punch their tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a victory. Cleared off the line by Sainsbury, who gets his body in the way to deny Japan! He's just become Socceroo cap #618 AND our oldest debutant of all time. 70 mins: Heres Fornaroli, and he wins a throw, which Jeggo will take. Preparation for this international window was not ideal of course, but problems have been evident for some time. An energetic Japan started strongly with Liverpool star Takumi Minamino testing Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan inside the first minute. Minamino was everywhere, clattering the post with a header and hitting the crossbar minutes later as the chances piled up for the visitors. It will take an almighty recovery to bounce back from this defeat. Shortly after the World Cup Draw, sportsbooks are expected to hang group odds for each team to advance from the group stage. In addition, Japan boasts players with Premier League credentials, and many fans around the world will already be familiar with Arsenals Takehiro Tomiyasu and Liverpools Takumi Minamino. Ive always said I believe in these boys and its one game at a time.. On offense, the Japanese have hit their stride and have scored four goals over their last two games after scoring the same number of goals over their first five games of the third round. If teams are tied on points, goal difference is the first tiebreaker followed by goals scored. The latest Japan vs. Australia odds also have Japan as the +175 underdog, while a draw returns +200. OK, thats probably enough for now. 2022 Copyright France 24 - All rights reserved. Victory pushed the Blue Samurai to the top of Asian Group B qualifying on 21 points, six clear of Australia with only one more game to play. Japan have dominated previous outings against the Golden Star Warriors and their dominance is expected to continue here with a win. Copyright 1994 -2022 FIFA. Then, on 13 or 14 June, its a potential playoff against the fifth-placed team from the Conmebol region. The crowd get behind the home team. All Rights Reserved. Coach Luis Enrique hasnt been afraid to drop big names such as David de Gea and Sergio Busquets from recent squads, with an emphasis on creativity likely to make Spain very difficult to defend against. All rights reserved. 63 mins: Japan make the first move off the bench its a double change as Asano goes off (I didnt catch the second player to depart) and on come Nakayama and Ueda. Ryans getting interviewed as the Japanese players head over to their fans in the stands to celebrate.
He is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Both plans come with a free week to start, so sign up now here. France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines. The team has posted four straight clean sheets and its dominance on the road stretches back a calendar year. 90+1 mins: Australia effectively need to find the back of the net twice now if they are to retain hope of automatic qualification for Qatar. Japan travel to Jeddah to face the Saudis on October 8 before taking on Australia in Saitama four days later, having made a mixed start to their Group B campaign. Its getting tense out there. I think the keeper was flapping at it, even if the contact wasnt there he wasnt getting the ball. After a seven-week break, 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification will resume on Thursday for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Minamino again went close with 11 minutes left and it appeared headed for a draw before the late heroics from Mitoma in only his second international. Also in Asia, Spurs star Son Heung-min scored for South Korea on the stroke of halftime in a 2-0 home win over Iran. The Saudis, on 19 points, face China in Sharjah later on Thursday but are assured of their place in Qatar courtesy of Japans win. Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights. You can catch all the action on Paramount+. Theyll be plenty of time for further introspection in the days and weeks to come. While Japan controlled the tempo, Australia got the ball in the net on 25 minutes, ricocheting off Minamino from a Martin Boyle corner, but it was ruled out for an infringement. But its down to their teammates at the other end of the pitch at the moment. 75 mins: Tilio delights the crowd with some excellent skills to take him past three Japan players, but theres no real penetration at the moment, which is what is desperately needed at this stage. Japan have a 100% record against their Western rivals and have conceded just one goal in the four meetings against the visiting side. But at the end of the day weve got the third place spot and youve got to be positive about that. Vietnam suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Oman in their penultimate fixture as they failed to build on their 3-1 win against China in February. Heres Mat Ryan who, despite those two late goals, had a decent game. Not going to happen.
Costa Ricas fate was decided by the intercontinental playoff after finishing fourth in CONCACAF qualifying. At the end of the day thats football, you have to suffer a little bit sometimes when you are under the pump and be resilient and we did that for a large part, but at the end, once they got the first one, we just crumbled, unfortunately.". But from me for now, good bye! Australias players on the other hand are dejected. France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Who is going to make a difference now for the Socceroos? Obviously I think it should have been given. section: | slug: australia-vs-japan-odds-picks-how-to-watch-live-stream-march-24-2022-afc-world-cup-qualifier-predictions | sport: soccer | route: article_single.us | Paramount+ now has levels of membership so you can watch the hottest soccer matchups worldwide and much more. Low served as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann when Die Mannschaft plotted a path to the semi-finals on home soil in 2006, before beginning his own acclaimed 15-year tenure as head coach. "Historically, Australia struggles aggressively versus the Japan side," Eimer told SportsLine. Japan secured a 2-0 win over Australia in a crucial fixture on Thursday and sealed their place in the World Cup finals. But the top line for tonight is that Australia have failed to secure automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup and must now go through the playoff route. Heres Trent Sainsbury, stating the obvious to kick off: Obviously it is not the desired result, for sure, but we were in this position last time four years ago. 83 mins: Hrustic delivers deep, but its headed clear by a blue shirt. The Socceroos are stunned. https://www.weibo.com/FIFAWorldCup?is_hot=1. Unavailable (COVID-19): Bui Tan Truong, To Van Vu, Japan Predicted XI (4-3-3): Shuichi Gonda (GK); Sho Sasaki, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Yuto Nagatomo; Hidemasa Morita, Wataru Endo, Ao Tanaka; Junya Ito, Takuma Asano, Takumi Minamino, Vietnam Predicted XI (4-4-2): Trn Nguyn Mnh (GK); Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Que Ngoc Hai, Vn Nam o, L Vn Xun; Vu Van Thanh, Hng Dng, Nguyn Thanh Bnh, H Tn Ti; Nguyen Quang Hai, Ha Duc Chinh, $50 Risk-Free Bet + up to $1,000 Deposit Match at DraftKings SB. Australia living by the seat of their pants! Look, its obvious to disappointing, but at the 87th minute 0-0 still not good enough to qualify so we opened ourselves up and went four up front and gave them too much space, and at the end of the day they are a quality team and probably the better team on the night. Ito unleashes a fierce drive which Ryan parries. Moriyasu blamed the Oman loss on his players' inability to adapt quickly to his team after spending time with their club sides. Let the inquest begin! The hosts are at the top of the AFC qualification standings while Vietnam are at the bottom, with just one win to their name. Costa Rica earned the final place in Group E by topping New Zealand 1-0 in the intercontinental playoff on June 14. Inevitable really, as the substitute pounces on a cutback from the byline to slot past the despairing dive of Ryan. Ben Folami looks set to come off the bench to make his debut. Japan have two losses to their name while Vietnam have just one win so far. Immediately, its to Jeddah, to play what is now a dead rubber against Saudi Arabia (who have qualified automatically without kicking a ball tonight) in the early hours of Wednesday morning next week. The chance of automatic qualification is gone, squandered from a strong position in October. Moriyasu's side slumped to a shock 1-0 opening home defeat to Oman earlier this month, before beating China 1-0 in an away match played in Doha because of the pandemic. ", Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch the AFC World Cup Qualifiers.Visit Paramount+ now to see the World Cup Qualifiers, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more.. I havent seen it back. The over-under for total goals is 2.5. In international football, and the travel, and what these boys have been through and the staff have been through, but at the end of the day we have got the third place spot and you have to be positive about that. 79 mins: Nice touch from Boyle as the Socceroos look to build an attack. International veterans Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz managed to top New Zealand 1-0 on a third minute goal from former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell.
And its the substitute once again who puts a nail in Australias coffin! We have to just group together, we have five days together to get ready for the Saudi game now, all intentions to go there and win the game but like I said we have been in this position before.". But you know, you look at their players, they are top quality players, you know, and Japan are obviously a topside so full credit to them but we have got to brush off the dust and get ourselves ready.. Japan beat Australia to leave the Socceroos facing a tricky playoff to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.
Injured: Yuya Osako, Hiroki Sakai, Daizen Maeda. Takefusa Kubo of Japan U-24 in action during the international friendly match between Japan U-24 and Jamaica. Japan entertain Vietnam in their final 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture on Tuesday at the Saitama Stadium. Australia were also missing a string of players due to coronavirus effects or injury, including influential duo Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic. He indicates hell use the Saudi Arabia game as an opportunity to give some of his youngsters some valuable game time. World Cup 2022 Group E draw: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica match schedule & fixtures, official FIFA 2022 World Cup match schedule. Thursday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan. Its obviously disappointing that we didnt get the result that we wanted, said Arnold, who has come under pressure from Australia fans. Heres Joey Lynchs match report, in advance of more reaction from Emma Kemp in the morning - stay tuned for that. "We don't have much time, but the players need to switch from what they do with their clubs and get their heads around our team concept," the manager said. Hes got 20 minutes to make a dream start to his Socceroos career. But I thought we got it right in the sense of respecting them but not overrespecting them. I think we left it all out there on the pitch and you cant really ask more from an effort point of view. We knew there were a good side technically and athletically, they are a really good team. Japan will also see a chance to make the knockout phase, having qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup in three of the last five occasions. Full draw results | TV schedule | Latest news. Joining them will be Asian Cup 2019 finalists Japan and intercontinental playoff winner Costa Rica. Look, it is what it is.. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. Los Ticos will kick off their World Cup action against Luis Enrique's Spain on Wednesday, Nov. 23. But unfortunately we were not able to create enough and put it in the back of the net. Both Saudi Arabia and Australia have taken maximum points from their opening two games in Group B, and Moriyasu is wary of facing the Saudis in the heat of Jeddah.