The Socceroos will finally return to the pitch on Friday morning (AEST) when they take on Kuwait in a World Cup qualifier.
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Graham Arnold’s side last played a game in November 2019 when they beat Jordan 1-0 away from home thanks to an early goal from Adam Taggart.
Kuwait, meanwhile, have already played four official fixtures this year and are currently Australia’s closest threat in Group B.
Due to COVID-19, the Socceroos lost home-ground advantage for this fixture but did claim a 3-0 away triumph last time they faced Kuwait.
Socceroos vs Kuwait match details
|Game||How to watch||Date (AEST)||Time (AEST)|
|Socceroos vs Kuwait||Kayo, Fox Sports, ABC, My Football Live App||Friday, June 4||5.00am|
The green and gold will be hoping to shake any cobwebs off quickly when they take on Kuwait at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.
Arnold has named an extended squad for a series of four qualifiers over the next month but was forced to leave out star duo Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic.
The Socceroos have won all four of their World Cup qualifying games so far, conceding just one goal, but Kuwait will be desperate to make the most of any lingering rust and their home-ground advantage.
Despite kicking off late at night local time, temperatures are still expected to be quite high with Australian players that have spent their club seasons in Europe set to have their stamina tested.
How to watch the Socceroos vs Kuwait in Australia
Fox Sports streaming service Kayo looms as an ideal option to tune in for the match with the qualifier available to watch for free for those without a subscription.
ABC have the free-to-air television rights to broadcast this match, while the My Football Live App is a good option for viewers needing to watch via their mobiles.
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