The Socceroos’ qualifying road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will resume in March.
The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday announced details about the resumption of the qualifiers, which had been shelved in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia, who top Group B with a perfect record of 12 points from four matches, have four round two qualifiers remaining.
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The Socceroos will host Kuwait in March, and have an away clash against Nepal scheduled in the same month.
The Graham Arnold-coached Australians will complete their second-round qualifying commitments in June with home matches against Chinese Taipei and Jordan.
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Should all go to plan and the Socceroos be among the 12 teams to reach the third round of qualifying, they will again play in September.
The AFC want the qualifying process to be completed at the latest by June 2022.
The World Cup starts in Qatar on November 21, 2022, with the final to be played on December 18.
The AFC are guaranteed four spots in the field of 32, with a fifth berth up for grabs in the inter-confederation play-offs.
The Socceroos have qualified for the past four World Cup following an absence of 32 years between 1974 and 2006.