World Cup host Qatar will stage the Socceroos’ qualifier against China next month.
Football Australia officials are in advanced talks with their Qatari counterparts, with confirmation expected this week that Qatar’s capital city Doha will be the venue for the Socceroos’ 2022 World Cup qualifier against China on September 2.
The match is a “home” game for the Socceroos, who have been forced to take the game abroad after FA could not get the necessary player quarantine and travel bubble exemptions from governments to allow the qualifier to take place at Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium, as had been scheduled.
Australia’s September 7 qualifier against Vietnam is set to go ahead, as scheduled, in Hanoi.
FA officials are still hopeful of being able to play home qualifiers in October and November in Australia.
Bankwest Stadium is scheduled to host the Socceroos’ matches against Oman…