How to watch 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Australia: TV guide

Posted: 10 September 2019 7:46 pm News

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Live

Matches are underway for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Here is how to live stream Australia's quest to reach the tournament.

Although the next FIFA World Cup doesn't get underway till 2022, qualifying has already begun. Every team besides host nation Qatar, are required to qualify. If you're interested in going to the Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, you can get free tickets.

There are a huge 211 nations eligible for the competition. The catch, though, is that only 32 teams are allowed in the tournament. Once you subtract Qatar's place, there is only 31 spots up for grabs, now that's cutthroat.

Each country is split into their delegated FIFA continental confederation for qualifying purposes. This is as each confederation is allocated a specific amount of slots for the World Cup.

Currently, the qualification process is underway for Europe (UEFA), Asia (AFC) & Africa (CAF). A selection of those games will be broadcast with both Foxtel and Kayo Sports. European sides qualifying is linked with the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.

Further details can be found at our UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers guide.

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Australia vs Jordan qualifier preview

For qualifying purposes, Australia belong to the Asian Football Confederation. Currently the Socceroos are in the second round of qualifying. This is a group stage, which includes Kuwait, Jordan, Nepal and Chinese Taipei.Australia opened its journey to the 2020 FIFA World Cup on 11 September with a 3-0 win against Kuwait.

The Socceroos path to Qatar now continues from Saudi Arabia 3:00am, Thursday (AEST). The Socceroos take on Jordan, who are a ranked at 98th in the world. Although the Socceroos are ranked higher Jordan will actually poise a threat. Jordan has defeated the Socceroos three out of five occassions.

The game will be broadcast live through Kayo Sports, ABC, My Football Live and Foxtel. ABC just last week announced a deal to be the new free-to-air broadcaster of Australian football and will broadcast a selection of A-League and Socceroos matches.

This makes Kayo the pick of the services if sports are your focus. It offers over 50 sports live, as well as host of unique viewing features we have detailed below. Don't worry though, if you're asleep when the game is on, Kayo will have a replay on demand, as well as a condensed highlights package. You can access Kayo Sports instantly and for free with this 14-day free trial.

Socceroos squad vs Jordan

Just the one change from the Socceroos squad that played Chinese Taipei and Nepal. Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mitchell Duke has been called up by Graham Arnold to replace Apostolos Giannou who has a minor injury.

  • Mustafa Amini
  • Aziz Behich
  • Brandon Borrello
  • Milos Degenek
  • Mitchell Duke
  • Craig Goodwin
  • Rhyan Grant
  • Ajdin Hrustic
  • Jackson Irvine
  • James Jeggo
  • Mitchell Langerak (Gk)
  • Mathew Leckie
  • Awer Mabil
  • Jamie Maclaren
  • Mark Milligan (injured)
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Dimitri Petratos
  • Andre Redmayne (Gk)
  • Mathew Ryan (Gk)
  • Brad Smith
  • Harry Souttar
  • Adam Taggart
  • Bailey Wright

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Start times and TV guide

You can see the action from World Cup qualifiers around the world plus every Socceroos qualifying matches, with a Foxtel or Kayo Sports subscription or on free-to-air with ABC.

Australia vs Jordan, Thursday 3:00 am (AEDT), King Abdullah International Stadium, Saudi Arabia.

Not only do Foxtel and Kayo have you covered for qualifying matches. They're the only Australian broadcasters of every A-League match, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, MLS, the EFL, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and more.

Though, if you're a football fanatic, then it's an easy decision as Kayo are your cheapest option with the most extensive coverage.

How to watch FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports is a powerhouse digital sports streaming service. Furthermore, it gives Australians the power to watch over 50 different sports and have a bunch of special features for viewers to use, too. This includes SplitView (watch four sports at once), picture-in-picture mode, hide scores, Interactive Stats and plenty more. You can read all about its user-friendly Netflix-style interface and innovative features in our full Kayo Sports review.

Kayo is available to stream to almost every digital device. It's compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, Apple TV, Google ChromeCast, Telstra TV and Android TV.

Subscriptions are priced at two different options. The basic package is at $25/month, allowing streaming to two screens or the premium package at $35/month for three simultaneous streams to different devices.

Not only is this the cheapest way to watch the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, you can also take a test drive with a14-day free trial.

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