Australia – World Cup 2022: Who could Socceroos play in last-16?


What’s next for the Socceroos: Graham Arnold’s underdogs face one of football’s giants in knockout stage – here’s when and where you can watch it

World Cup fever is not yet over in Australia after the Socceroos clinched a place in the last-16 in Qatar following their win over Denmark.

Mathew Leckie’s second half strike was enough to see off the underwhelming Danes in Al-Wakrah, with Tunisia’s victory over France having no impact on the Socceroos’ progress to the knockouts.

Australia have made history by advancing to the last-16 of the World Cup in Qatar

WHO WILL THEY FACE?

Argentina. 

Australia will next play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the Round of 16, after the South American outfit defeated Poland 2-0 to secure their place at the top of Group C.

Alexis Mac Allister scored for Argentina early in the second half, followed by a second goal to Julián Álvarez to secure the victory over Poland.

Argentina were brilliant in dispatching Poland – and frankly could have won by five or six goals. 

The Socceroos will have to find an answer to one of the greatest footballers of all time: Lionel Messi.

Here, Sportsmail breaks down who the Australians are playing and how fans can watch it

Here, Sportsmail breaks down who the Australians are playing and how fans can watch it

HOW CAN I WATCH THE GAME?

Well, if you’re in Qatar, make your way to the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, because that’s where Graham Arnold’s side will take on Argentina. 

But if you aren’t one of the lucky fans out in the Middle East, the game will be broadcast on SBS One in Australia. 

WHAT TIME IS THE GAME ON?

It’s another early wake up call for Australians, but not as early as Thursday morning’s game! The last-16 affair will kick off at 6am AEDT on Sunday. In the UK it will kick off at 7pm GMT on Saturday while on the east coast of the US it will start at 2pm on Saturday.  

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