Fortune seems to be smiling on the Socceroos ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Drawn in a group alongside France, Denmark and Tunisia, Australia need to be at their best if they’re any hope of progressing to the knockout stages.
Graham Arnold’s side only qualified for Qatar via the playoffs with a penalty shootout win over Peru securing their spot at a fifth straight World Cup.
The Socceroos will be hoping to head to Qatar in November with a squad that’s fit and firing with recent developments favouring the side’s chances of doing just that.
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Harry Souttar returns after long layoff
After injuring his ACL during World Cup qualifying in November 2021, Souttar is back playing for Stoke City.
The centre-back started and played 70 minutes for their U21’s side on Sunday and even picked up an…