Australias last win over them was in 2009 and Hajime Moriyasus men claimed a crucial 2-1 victory when the two teams met in October. In this clash between the two sides from the extreme ends of the table, Japan are likely to come out on top. Moriyasu blamed the Oman loss on his players' inability to adapt quickly to his team after spending time with their club sides. Japan will also see a chance to make the knockout phase, having qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup in three of the last five occasions. An Asian playoff awaits. The keeper has arguably been Australias best player tonight. MORE WORLD CUP 2022: The chance of automatic qualification is gone, squandered from a strong position in October. Australia will host Japan in a third-round matchup, and the visitors can punch their tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a victory. Japan will go top with victory and secure their qualification. We did that in 2018 and we just have to move forward.. But the final ball is poor, and Gonda claims the cross easily. Spain have been drawn into Group E against fierce rivals Germany in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 66 mins: Nagatomo was the other Japanese player to depart just a moment ago. For Japan vs. Australia, Eimer is backing Japan draw no bet at -105 odds. Before you tune in to Thursday's World Cup qualifiers, you need to see the AFC World Cup qualifiers picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. But its down to their teammates at the other end of the pitch at the moment. The Premium Plan is $9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS live stream, including plenty of sports like Champions League, Italian Serie A, college hoops, and the PGA Tour, with no ads, on demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. Going forward, we have got to be a bit better creating chances and all that. He is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. The team has posted four straight clean sheets and its dominance on the road stretches back a calendar year. 86 mins: But its Japan who are looking the more likely to score still. He continues: We have done it the hard way and whatever life and football throw our way, the hard times, the adversity, youve got to front up and learn from what you can and got to improve. The four teams selected into the group will play a round-robin format with each nation facing the other three. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Australians as the +160 favorites (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line. Plus, watch the highly-anticipated series Halo, Picard, 1883, and more. Costa Ricas fate was decided by the intercontinental playoff after finishing fourth in CONCACAF qualifying. I knew it was going to be a close match so when I was on the bench all I was thinking was, when I got on the field of play I just had to do my job and score a goal, said Mitoma, 24, who plays for Belgiums Union SG on loan from Premier League Brighton. Disappointing but youve got to use these moments to learn from and improve, and what not, and we will analyse it, go away and stick together. Questions will have to be asked, of the players themselves and of the coach. But the top line for tonight is that Australia have failed to secure automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup and must now go through the playoff route. Ben Folami looks set to come off the bench to make his debut. "Japan's side has not lost a game against Australia in international competition in over 10 years now. But unfortunately we were not able to create enough and put it in the back of the net. Takefusa Kubo of Japan U-24 in action during the international friendly match between Japan U-24 and Jamaica. After that, put the date of 7 June in your diary - thats when Australia will play against the other third-placed team in Asian qualifying Group A, at this point UAE. The first-place and second-place finishers in Group E will move on to the Round of 16 and will face off against the two teams to advance from Group F on Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6. Vietnam suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Oman in their penultimate fixture as they failed to build on their 3-1 win against China in February. Preparation for this international window was not ideal of course, but problems have been evident for some time. The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore. Heres Joey Lynchs match report, in advance of more reaction from Emma Kemp in the morning - stay tuned for that.

We knew there were a good side technically and athletically, they are a really good team. They are led by forward Junya Ito, who has scored in four straight World Cup qualifiers and leads all players in scoring in the third round. Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H. For the two teams that advance from Group E, they would match up with a team from Group F in the Round of 16. These are some of the latest news articles, images and videos related to the association. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: soccer | pageType: stories | Japan squad to play Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on October 8 and Australia in Saitama on October 12: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg/FRA), Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse), Kosei Tani (Shonan Bellmare), Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo), Maya Yoshida (Sampdoria/ITA), Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Reds), Sei Muroya (Hannover/GER), Naomichi Ueda (Nimes/FRA), Kou Itakura (Schalke/GER), Yuta Nakayama (PEC Zwolle/NED), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal/ENG), Daiki Hashioka (Sint-Truiden/BEL), Midfielders: Genki Haraguchi (Union Berlin/GER), Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes/ESP), Wataru Endo (Stuttgart/GER), Junya Ito (Genk/BEL), Takuma Asano (Bochum/GER), Takumi Minamino (Liverpool/ENG), Hidemasa Morita (Santa Clara/POR), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Koji Miyoshi (Antwerp/BEL), Ritsu Doan (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Dusseldorf/GER), Forwards: Yuya Osako (Vissel Kobe), Ado Onaiwu (Toulouse/FRA). The hosts are at the top of the AFC qualification standings while Vietnam are at the bottom, with just one win to their name. But I thought we got it right in the sense of respecting them but not overrespecting them. Cleared off the line by Sainsbury, who gets his body in the way to deny Japan! Australia were also missing a string of players due to coronavirus effects or injury, including influential duo Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic. Ive always said that.

He indicates hell use the Saudi Arabia game as an opportunity to give some of his youngsters some valuable game time. The latest Japan vs. Australia odds also have Japan as the +175 underdog, while a draw returns +200. On offense, the Japanese have hit their stride and have scored four goals over their last two games after scoring the same number of goals over their first five games of the third round. Its set up perfectly for someone to make themselves a hero 84 mins: Changes galore: Japan send on Haraguchi and Mitoma for Minamino and Tanaka, while Jamie Maclaren replaces Boyle for Australia. Daizen Maeda was the third player to drop out of the squad with fitness issues and remains unavailable. And here come those Socceroos changes Fornaroli is on to make his debut, as is Tilio, as Mabil and Duke depart. We were aggressiveand try to get in their face, we have quality and we did well to hang in as long as we did but in the end its not good enough. This will be just the second meeting in the World Cup qualifiers between the two island nations, with the first one at M nh National Stadium ending in a 1-0 win for the Samurai Blue.

The Saudis, on 19 points, face China in Sharjah later on Thursday but are assured of their place in Qatar courtesy of Japans win. That is what the focus is going to be now. Let the inquest begin! 80 mins: Oooh! Substitute Kaoru Mitoma scored twice in the dying minutes as Japan beat Australia 2-0 to book their place at a seventh straight World Cup and in doing so also helped Saudi Arabia qualify. (Photo courtesy of JFA). Hajime Moriyasu might experiment with his starting XI as his side have already secured a place in the finals. Japan celebrate on the pitch, smiles all around and deservedly so. Eventually Sainsbury heads behind for a corner. Spain remain in something of a transitional phase heading into Qatar 2022, as they look to finally emulate the success last enjoyed on the global stage at the 2010 World Cup. 64 mins: Looks like Arnold will also make a change Fornaroli is readying himself to make his debut in an Australian shirt. 70 mins: Heres Fornaroli, and he wins a throw, which Jeggo will take. The draw has produced a rematch of the 2010 FIFA World Cup semifinals, where a Carles Puyol effort sent Spain through to the final of the tournament in Johannesburg as they eventually went on to pick up the prestigious trophy. section: | slug: australia-vs-japan-odds-picks-how-to-watch-live-stream-march-24-2022-afc-world-cup-qualifier-predictions | sport: soccer | route: | Ito scored the last time he faced the Australians, and given Japan's all-time dominance versus Australia, Eimer sees that trend continuing on Thursday. Japan have a 100% record against their Western rivals and have conceded just one goal in the four meetings against the visiting side. Joining them will be Asian Cup 2019 finalists Japan and intercontinental playoff winner Costa Rica. Obviously I think it should have been given. "Europe and Japan are quite cool at the moment, so it will be difficult playing in hot conditions in Saudi Arabia," he said. Both teams had already qualified from Group A. Look, it is what it is.. 4:32 pm ET, streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan, see the AFC World Cup qualifiers picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer, Visit Paramount+ now to see the World Cup Qualifiers, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more, How to watch, live stream Corinthians vs. Coritiba, Transfer news: Chelsea make push for Kounde, Kahn reveals how Bayern Munich avoid complacency, How to watch, live stream Flamengo vs. Juventude, How to watch, live stream Japan vs. Australia, Premier League kits 2022-23: Every shirt rated, Rodri: 'I feel at home, like it's my second family', Neymar features for PSG in Japan tour opener, Transfer roundup: City open Cucurella bidding, BVB's Haller diagnosed with testicular tumor, Free agent Dybala to join Mourinho at Roma, Japan vs. Australia date: Thursday, March 24. I believe in these boys. International veterans Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz managed to top New Zealand 1-0 on a third minute goal from former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell. Japan and Vietnam have endured contrasting results in their FIFA World Cup campaigns. 89 mins: And there it is! .

Obviously it hurts. But from me for now, good bye!

The winner will then meet a team from South America for the right to play in Qatar later this year. Was that Minamino again? Australias players on the other hand are dejected. Germany has also been drawn to play in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E. Germany will be keen to make amends for a nightmare showing when trying to defend the title at the 2018 World Cup as they enter a major tournament without Joachim Low for the first time in almost two decades. An energetic Japan started strongly with Liverpool star Takumi Minamino testing Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan inside the first minute. Japan travel to Jeddah to face the Saudis on October 8 before taking on Australia in Saitama four days later, having made a mixed start to their Group B campaign. Immediately, its to Jeddah, to play what is now a dead rubber against Saudi Arabia (who have qualified automatically without kicking a ball tonight) in the early hours of Wednesday morning next week. ET at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

Its getting tense out there. Australia well, they may still make it, but theyll have to navigate an Asian playoff first, and then a possible intercontinental game if they are to join the Samurai Blue. Be the first one to comment on this story, Vietnam vs Afghanistan prediction, preview, team news and more | International friendlies 2022, Top 10 International goal scorers of all time, Japan vs Ghana Prediction and Betting Tips | 10th June 2022. I think the keeper was flapping at it, even if the contact wasnt there he wasnt getting the ball. Unavailable (COVID-19): Bui Tan Truong, To Van Vu, Japan Predicted XI (4-3-3): Shuichi Gonda (GK); Sho Sasaki, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Yuto Nagatomo; Hidemasa Morita, Wataru Endo, Ao Tanaka; Junya Ito, Takuma Asano, Takumi Minamino, Vietnam Predicted XI (4-4-2): Trn Nguyn Mnh (GK); Bui Hoang Viet Anh, Que Ngoc Hai, Vn Nam o, L Vn Xun; Vu Van Thanh, Hng Dng, Nguyn Thanh Bnh, H Tn Ti; Nguyen Quang Hai, Ha Duc Chinh, $50 Risk-Free Bet + up to $1,000 Deposit Match at DraftKings SB. While Japan controlled the tempo, Australia got the ball in the net on 25 minutes, ricocheting off Minamino from a Martin Boyle corner, but it was ruled out for an infringement. Japan deserved victory tonight, make no mistake. Only the top two teams automatically qualify for Qatar 2022, while the third-place team would have to win a play-off to clinch its spot. But you felt that goal was coming. The over-under for total goals is 2.5. Its obviously disappointing that we didnt get the result that we wanted, said Arnold, who has come under pressure from Australia fans. Obviously disappointed we couldnt get a win here at home in front of the fans. Moriyasu's side slumped to a shock 1-0 opening home defeat to Oman earlier this month, before beating China 1-0 in an away match played in Doha because of the pandemic. Japan started their qualifying campaign with two losses from their first three games, but have now won six in a row. 63 mins: Japan make the first move off the bench its a double change as Asano goes off (I didnt catch the second player to depart) and on come Nakayama and Ueda. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. Inevitable really, as the substitute pounces on a cutback from the byline to slot past the despairing dive of Ryan. Moriyasu named a 25-man squad featuring only five home-based players, with star midfielder Takefusa Kubo of Spanish side Real Mallorca missing through injury. OK, thats probably enough for now. 85 mins: Tension rises at Accor Stadium as time runs out for the Socceroos to find a late winner. 79 mins: Nice touch from Boyle as the Socceroos look to build an attack. Australia now has to focus on qualifying for the World Cup via the playoff route for a second straight time. That is football, sometimes it goes for you and sometimes against you.. Japan secured a 2-0 win over Australia in a crucial fixture on Thursday and sealed their place in the World Cup finals. Highest Floor and Highest Upside in Each Round. The Socceroos are stunned. Injured: Yuya Osako, Hiroki Sakai, Daizen Maeda. Ive always said I believe in these boys and its one game at a time.. Hes got 20 minutes to make a dream start to his Socceroos career. There is a lot of experience in their squad but there are also some talented young prospects, such as Mallorcas on-loan Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo. Japans national team has never gone beyond the Round of 16 stage at the World Cup but will be hopeful of enjoying a lengthy run at this years tournament. The highlight of that era came as Germany lifted a fourth world title at Brazil 2014 and, after a disappointing European Championship campaign marked Lows farewell last year, his former assistant Hansi Flick will lead an exciting new generation keen to make amends. Theyll be plenty of time for further introspection in the days and weeks to come. Minamino was everywhere, clattering the post with a header and hitting the crossbar minutes later as the chances piled up for the visitors. I feel really happy for the players and people back in Japan, and everyone who is a Japanese fan.. All Rights Reserved. We have to just group together, we have five days together to get ready for the Saudi game now, all intentions to go there and win the game but like I said we have been in this position before.".

It is a game to give the kids a chance again, and we have given a lot of kids a chance tonight in a big game and they will learn a lot from the experience. Paramount+ now has levels of membership so you can watch the hottest soccer matchups worldwide and much more. Arnold wont get drawn on the disallowed goal. Ito unleashes a fierce drive which Ryan parries. ", Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch the AFC World Cup Qualifiers.Visit Paramount+ now to see the World Cup Qualifiers, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more.. You can catch all the action on Paramount+. In a boost, coach Graham Arnold returned to the sidelines after seven days in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus last week, but he was left frustrated. But at the end of the day weve got the third place spot and youve got to be positive about that. Both plans come with a free week to start, so sign up now here. In international football, and the travel, and what these boys have been through and the staff have been through, but at the end of the day we have got the third place spot and you have to be positive about that. I havent seen it back but Ive been told it was contentious so it could have been a goal. Japan have dominated previous outings against the Golden Star Warriors and their dominance is expected to continue here with a win. Conditions were difficult in the rain and it took Australia 11 minutes to work their first shot, with a new-look midfield struggling to click and create chances. #AUSvJPN #AllForTheSocceroos

Costa Rica earned the final place in Group E by topping New Zealand 1-0 in the intercontinental playoff on June 14. We try to be resilient and try to hang in there and hang in there, but they got the goal in the minute that they did and the last goal just sums up the night, really. If teams are also tied in those categories another set of tiebreakers is applied. Coach Luis Enrique hasnt been afraid to drop big names such as David de Gea and Sergio Busquets from recent squads, with an emphasis on creativity likely to make Spain very difficult to defend against. The top two teams from each group based on total points advance to the single-game knockouts. Over that time, Japan has played 13 matches away from home and allowed a total of two goals. He's just become Socceroo cap #618 AND our oldest debutant of all time. "We have to think about how to play in that heat.". 74 mins: Nakayama fires over a dangerous cross, but Ryan is equal to it. Heres Trent Sainsbury, stating the obvious to kick off: Obviously it is not the desired result, for sure, but we were in this position last time four years ago. Japans preparations for the tournament have gone well, having beaten off the challenge of Australia to qualify automatically in the AFC region, but it remains to be seen how well the Samurai Blue will fare when they come up against stronger opposition. And the flicker of danger is snuffed out. 90 mins: Folami is on to make his debut, as four minutes of stoppage time is indicated by the fourth official. The crowd get behind the home team. So, where to next for the Socceroos? 2004-2022 CBS Interactive. Ryans getting interviewed as the Japanese players head over to their fans in the stands to celebrate. Japan have two losses to their name while Vietnam have just one win so far. Thursday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

Weve just got to move forward. They are deservedly heading to the World Cup. Also in Asia, Spurs star Son Heung-min scored for South Korea on the stroke of halftime in a 2-0 home win over Iran. At the end of the day thats football, you have to suffer a little bit sometimes when you are under the pump and be resilient and we did that for a large part, but at the end, once they got the first one, we just crumbled, unfortunately.".