Japan vs Australia: This is an important match for Japan to enter into the FIFA World Cup. Only they need to win against Australia national football team today. If they defeated the Socceroos at Saitama, then it will be the sixth successive World Cup entry. Previously, they have played five World Cup football tournaments. Though, the next week matches will decide the official entry to the World Cup from the group B of FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC round 3.
Japan standing at the first position in the Group B by scoring 17 points by playing eight matches. They lost only one game against the UAE, they have two draws to Australia and Iraq and five wins.
Japan vs Australia Team Today
Australia standing currently at the third position in the group B table. They had four wins, four draws without any losses by playing eight matches, so they scored 16 points.
Saudi Arabia lost their recent match against the UAE football team on August 29. So, they had only one match in remaining to play on September 5 against Japan. The result of Japan vs Saudi Arabia will also decide the Australia’s entry into the World Cup. In other hand, Australia having their last match against Thailand. There will be a chance to qualify if they win over Thailand by using the mathematical calculations on goals. While Thailand have already eliminated from the World Cup Qualifier. They doesn’t win any matches in the round 3.
Japan vs Australia world cup qualifier match is set to begin today on 7:35 pm local time (4:05 pm IST, 8:35 pm AEST) at Saitama Stadium, Japan. So, this is just another advantage for the Japan football team which they playing their second match against Australia at their home ground.
According to the prediction based on the recent performance, Japan had more chances to win the match to qualify for the World Cup 2018. Australia also having chances to win today’s match, if it happens, then they need to win their last match against the Thailand on September 5 to qualify for World Cup.
Japan vs Australia Online Live TV and online listing:
Australia: Fox Sports 501
Japan: NHK Japan.
Saudi Arabia: beIN Sports Arabia 4 HD/11 HD