Australia will be out to send their 2019 Asian Cup hosts packing as they face off against the UAE in their quarter-final clash at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Saturday at 3am (AEDT).
Both teams were forced to extra-time in their Round of 16 matches with the Socceroos seeing off Uzbekistan on penalties and the UAE edging Kyrgyzstan 3-2.
The UAE will be out for some revenge against the green and gold having fallen to Australia in the semi-finals of the 2015 Asian Cup and are yet to beat the Socceroos across their past five meetings.
|Game||Australia vs UAE|
|Date||Saturday, January 26 AEDT|
|Time||3.00am AEDT / 8.00pm LOCAL|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform. There is no free-to-air broadcaster.
You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go, Foxtel Play and Kayo – just bear in mind those services are subscription based.
|AUS TV channel||Online stream|
|Fox Sports||Foxtel GO/Foxtel Play/Kayo|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak|
|Defenders||Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek, Grant|
|Midfielders||Luongo, Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic|
|Forwards||Leckie, Giannou, Nabbout, Maclaren, Kruse, Ikonomidis|
A second yellow card of the tournament will see Tom Rogic sidelined for the quarter-final and force Graham Arnold into a reshuffle.
Mathew Leckie is fit again and could replace Chris Ikonomidis out wide with the Perth Glory attacker shifted into the middle to replace Rogic. Massimo Luongo could also be brought back into the starting side.
The only other possible change to the team could see Jamie Maclaren replaced as striker after he struggled to have an impact against Uzbekistan.
Socceroos predicted XI: Ryan; Behich, Degenek, Sainsbury, Grant; Milligan, Irvine; Ikonomidis, Mabil, Leckie; Giannou.
|Goalkeepers||Khalid Essa, Ali Khaseif, Mohamed Al Shamsi|
|Defenders||Mohamed Ahmed, Ismail Ahmed, Khalifa Al Hammadi, Fares Juma, Khalifa Mubarak, Mahmoud Khamis, Walid Abbas|
|Midfielders||Bandar Al Ahbabi, Amer Abdulrahman, Rayan Yaslam, Mohamed Abdulrahman, Khalfan Mubarak, Majed Hassan, Ismail Al Hammadi, Ali Salmeen, Khamis Esmail|
|Forwards||Ali Mabkhout, Ahmed Khalil, Saif Rashid, Ismail Matar|