How to watch 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Australia: TV guide
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.
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 contintental 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.
Australia vs Kuwait qualifier TV guide
Australia will open its journey to the 2020 FIFA World Cup finals during the early hours of Wednesday, 11 September. For qualifying purposes, Australia belong to the Asian Football Confederation, which includes Kuwait.
The Socceroos path to Qatar begins nice and early at 1:30 am, Wednesday (AEST). The Socceroos take on Kuwait, a side in form after winning its opening match 7-0. The game will be broadcast live through Kayo Sports and Foxtel. The former is 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 trial.
Socceroos squad vs Kuwait
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan has been ruled out just before Australia vs Kuwait, which is a big shame. His absence leaves head coach Graham Arnold with some big decisions to make about his starting XI. Though, the team will be buoyed by the return of Aaron Mooy, available for selection for the first time since last year. Here is the squad for the Sepetmber 11 game.
- Mustafa Amini
- Aziz Behich
- Brandon Borrello
- Milos Degenek
- Apostlos Giannou
- Craig Goodwin
- Rhyan Grant
- Ajdin Hrustic
- Jackson Irvine
- James Jeggo
- Mitchell Langerak (Gk)
- Mathew Leckie
- Massimo Luongo
- Awer Mabil
- Jamie Maclaren
- Mark Milligan (injured)
- Aaron Mooy
- Andre Redmayne (Gk)
- Mathew Ryan (Gk)
- Trent Sainsbury
- Brad Smith
- Harry Souttar
- Adam Taggart
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 either a Foxtel or Kayo Sports subscription. There is currently no agreement officially in place with free-to-air providers.
Australia vs Kuwait, Wednesday 1:30 am (AEST), Kuwait Club Stadium.
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 a 14-day free trial.
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