Al Wakrah: Graham Arnold will not make a final decision on his starting line-up for Australia’s crucial FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 clash with Denmark until Wednesday morning as the Socceroos hunt for the win that will guarantee them a place in the knockout rounds.
Arnold will wait to make last-minute checks on the fitness of right-back Nathaniel Atkinson and midfielder Ajdin Hrustic as he prepares his side for the game against the Europeans, with a spot in the last 16 at stake.
Doha: It’s do-or-die time for five of the six Asian nations competing at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as they prepare for crunch Matchday Three encounters that could see a record number of sides from the continent reach the knockout rounds.
While Qatar were eliminated following their defeat to Senegal on Friday, Australia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia still have the Round of 16 in their sights.
Ahead of mouth-watering clashes over the next four days, the-AFC.com highlights six things to look out for.
Doha: Two rounds of fixtures have now been completed at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and five of Asia’s six teams remain in with a chance of reaching the knockout rounds.
The Matchday Two encounters saw a stunning win for the Islamic Republic of Iran and a long-awaited victory for Australia, while the results were more disappointing for hosts Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Korea Republic.
As the sides now look ahead to their final group games, the-AFC.com reflects on some of the statistics that caught the eye in the previous round of fixtures.