Australia vs Japan Live Streaming FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Live Score JAP v AUS Match Preview Prediction 11th October 2016: Today, we are going to witness a match in the Group B to find out who top the pool. The top four teams will proceed to the next stage in the championship.
2018 FIFA WC is to take place in Russia as per the schedule. Let’s see if any team seals an automatic spot for the ultimate tournament. The Australian team will host Japanese in Melbourne. Both will play for all the three points. It will be interesting to watch how Ange Postecoglou’s side play tonight.
Australia vs Japan Live Streaming
“Both nations mutually respect each other, and it is truly an admiration. The players on both the sides are of quality and thus the game will surely be a quality one and will excite the supporters,” Postecoglou said.
The Socceroos are leading against Japan. They have won times while four have been draws in the last six world cup qualifiers since moving into the AFC. So, the Australians will try to make it three in seven against the Blue Samurai.
The 36-years-old Australia’s evergreen player Tim Cahill can enable his team to win by scoring more goals. Moreover, he has got a good track record against Japan by scoring five goals in eight matches. As of now, he hasn’t played a game till now in this round of WC qualifiers. He will again be on the bench, but there would a point when the veteran would be called in the playing xi.
“He is still an important part of our squad. We will access today if he starts today. These games are physically intense and demanding, and he hasn’t played much football recently,” the Australian manager stated.
“The A-League has just started. He is in excellent condition but requires some match conditioning. Even if he doesn’t start, he will be a key player at some point probably in the later parts of games.”
Japan is just a point behind the group leader Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Blue Samurai is playing to catch up after their opening loss to the UAE. After that, they have won two matches in the row, but Vahid Halilhodzic managed team can’t afford to lose more points if they want to play in another World Cup.
“We will play with courage and probably without Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki. I won’t stretch on what we lack this time. This is a different situation, and we will play better, mentally. We are going against the best team in Asia, the Asian champions. We are motivated, and everyone is expecting to win it,” Halilhodzic added.
Where to Watch Australia vs Japan Live Streaming
AUS vs JAP starts at 8pm AEDT (2.30pm IST, 6pm Japan time, 10am BST).
India: No live coverage.
Australia: TV: Channel Nine, Fox Sports 4. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
Japan: TV: NHK and TV Asahi.
Middle East: TV: Bein Sports Arabia. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
USA: TV: ESPN3. Live Stream: Watch ESPN.
SouthEast Asia: TV: Fox Sports.