2021 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched and written by Greg Stock

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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Kuwait | Chinese Taipei | Nepal | Jordan | China | Vietnam | Oman | Japan | Saudi Arabia | China

Sources: Football Australia and Daily Newspapers.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Thursday June 3 2021
Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Milos Degenak, Ryan McGowan, Aziz Behich, Fran Karacic, James Holland (Kenneth Dougall 64), Ajdin Hrustic (Riley McGree 83), Jackson Irvine, Awer Mabil (Chris Ikonomidis 74), Martin Boyle, Mathew Leckie (Mitchell Duke 78)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Leckie 1, Irvine 24, Hrustic 66
3 - 0 Kuwait
Sulaiman Abdulghafoor, Fahad Al Hajeri, Ahmad Ebraheem, Fahad Hammoud (Hamad Al Harbi 75), Hamad Al Qallaf, Fahad Al Ebrahim (Mohammad Al Huwaidi 83), Mobarck Al Faneeni (Yousef Naser 74), Shabaib Al Khaldi, Fawaz Ayedh (Bader Al Motawaa 62), Ahmad Al Dhafeeri, Bandar Al Salama (Eid Al Rasheedi 62)
Coach: Andres Carrasco
Caution: Al Salama 23
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this match was deemed a home game for Australia but played in Kuwait City. The match was originally scheduled for March 2020 but FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation decided all Asian World Cup Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers due to be played in March could be postponed.

Tuesday June 8 2021
Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Referee: Saoud Al-Abda (Qatar)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
AUSTRALIA
Danny Vukovic, Rhyan Grant, Curtis Good, Harry Souttar, Trent Sainsbury, Kenneth Dougall (Connor Metcalfe 62), Riley McGree (Ajdin Hrustic 74), Denis Genreau (Ruon Tongyik 84), Brandon Borello (Chris Ikonomidis 62), Mitchell Duke, Jamie MacLaren (Nikita Rukavytsya 75)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Souttar 11, MacLaren 27, Sainsbury 41, Duke 46, 84
5 - 1 Chinese Taipei
Shih Shin-An, Pai Shao-Yu, Chen Chao-An, Chen Ting-Yang, Chen Wei-Chuan, Cheng Hao, Gao Wei-Jie (Li Mao 67), Wu Chun-Ching (Liang Meng Hsin 80), Yoshitaka Komori (Tu Shao-Chieh 47), Emilio Estevez (Lin Ming-Wei 67), Chen Jui-Chieh (Hsu Hsing-Pin 80)
Coach: Cha-Nhum Von
Caution: Wei-Chuan 26
Goal: Wei-Jie 62
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this match was also deemed a home game for Australia but played in Kuwait City. The match was originally scheduled for March 2020 but FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation decided all Asian World Cup Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers due to be played in March could be postponed.

Friday June 11 2021
Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Referee: Ahmed Abu Bakar Said Al Kaf (Oman)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
Nepal
Kiran Chemzong, Goutham Shrestha, Suman Aryal, Ananta Tamang, Rohit Chand, Pujan Uparkoti, Bishal Rai (Kamal Thapa 90+1), Arik Bista (Suraj Jeu Thakuri (90+2), Nawayung Shrestha (Manish Dangi 61), Sunil Bai (Anjan Bista 46), Suman Lama (Ayush Ghalan 90+1)
Coach: Abdullah Mejeid Farea Matar Sahl Al Mutairi
Cautions: Nil; Sent Off: Chand 45
0 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Andrew Redmayne (Lawrence Thomas 83), Fran Karacic, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Harry Souttar, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic (Ruon Tongyik 83), Connor Metcalfe, Martin Boyle (Awer Mabil 72), Mitchell Duke (Nikita Rukavytsya 62), Mathew Leckie (Jamie MacLaren 62)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Nil
Goals: Leckie 6, Karacic 38, Boyle 57
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this match was deemed a home game for Nepal and played in a neutral venue in Oman. The match was originally scheduled for 31 March 2020 but FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation decided all Asian World Cup Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers due to be played in March could be postponed.

Wednesday June 16 2021
Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Referee: Woo-Sung Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Milos Degenek, Harry Souttar, Trent Sainsbury, Rhyan Grant (Fran Karacic 90+3), Aziz Behich, Jackson Irvine, Kenneth Dougall (James Holland 70), Jamie MacLaren (Adam Taggert 70), Ajdin Hrustic (Riley McGree 83), Martin Boyle (Awer Mabil 83)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Boyle 5, Souttar 43, McGree 90+6
Goal: Souttar 75
1 - 0 Jordan
Mutaz Yasin, Ehsan Manel Haddad, Salem Al-Ajalin (Ali Olwan 86), Mohannad Khairullah, Yazin Al-Arab, Baha Abdel-Rahman (Ibrahim Sadeh 85), Mousa Suleiman, Noor Al-Rawabdeh (Odai Al Saify 85), Ahmed Samir (Hamza Al-Dardoor 72), Yousef Al-Rawshdeh (Ahmad Ersan 72), Baha Seif
Coach: Vital Borkelmans
Cautions: Khairullah 71, Haddad 87; Sent Off: Suleiman 87
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this match was played behind closed doors.

Friday September 3 2021
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Referee: Hyung Jin-Ko (South Korea)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich (Callum Elder 79), Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar, Ajdin Hrustic, Martin Boyle (Aaron Mooy 69), Jackson Irvine (James Jeggo 79), Tomas Rogic (Riley McGree 87), Awer Mabil, Adam Taggart (Mitchell Duke 69)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Caution: Hrustic 80
Goals: Mabil 24, Boyle 26, Duke 70
3 - 0 China
Yan Junling, Zhang Linpeng, Wang Shenchao, Yu Dabao (Wang Gang 46), Jiang Guangtai, Wu Xi, Wu Lei, Jin Jingdao (Yin Hongbo 63), Wu Xinghan (Wei Shihao 60), Ai Kesen (Zhang Yuning 82), Zhang Xizhe (Hao Junmin 46)
Coach: Tie Li
Cautions: Shenchao 67, Hongbo 71
Match played in Qatar due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and played behind closed doors.

Tuesday September 7 2021
My Dihn Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam
Referee: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (Qatar)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
Vietnam
Dang Van Lam, Nguyen Trong Hoang, Nguyen Phong Hong Duy, Bui Tien Dung I (Ho Tan Tai 80), Que Ngoc Hai, Nguyen Thanh Chung (Nguyen Binh Thanh 76), Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Tuan Anh (Nguyen Van Toan 46), Nguyen Hoang Duc, Phan Van Duc (Pham Duc Huy 63), Nguyen Tien Linh (Ha Duc Chinh 76)
Coach: Hang-Seo Park
Cautions: Nil
0 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Brad Smith (Aziz Behich 56), Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar, Ajdin Hrustic (James Jeggo 78), Riley McGree (Aaron Mooy 56), Jackson Irvine, Tomas Rogic, Awer Mabil, Adam Taggart (Mitchell Duke 66)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Nil
Goal: Grant 43

Friday October 8 2021
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Attendance: Nil (Behind Closed Doors due to COVID)
AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant (Fran Karacic 80), Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar, Ajdin Hrustic, Martin Boyle (Chris Ikonomidis 86), Jackson Irvine (James Jeggo 80), Tomas Rogic (Aaron Mooy 63), Awer Mabil, Adam Taggart (Mitchell Duke 63)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Grant 31, Irvine 78
Goals: Mabil 9, Boyle 49, Duke 89
3 - 1 Oman
Faiyz Al Rusheidi, Abdulaziz Al Gheilani, Ali Al-Busaidi, Ahmed Al-Khamisi, Mohammed Al-Maslami, Harib Al-Saadi, Abdullah Fawaz (Omer Al-Fazari 65), Salaah Al-Yahyaei, Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari (Arshad Al-Alawi 35 (Mohsin Al-Khaldi 82)), Khalid Al-Hajri (Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali 65), Al Mandhar Al Alawi (Issam Al Sabhi 65)
Coach: Branko Ivankovic
Cautions: Al Alawi 39, Al-Busaidi 58
Goal: Al Alawi 28

Tuesday October 12 2021
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan
Referee: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (Qatar)
Attendance: 14,437
Japan
Shuichi Gonda, Hiroki Sakai, Yuto Nagatomo (Yuta Nakayama 85), Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Wataru Endo, Ao Tanaka, Hidemasa Morita (Gaku Shibasaki 85), Yuya Osako (Kyogo Furuhashi 61), Junya Ito, Takumi Minamino (Takuma Asano 78)
Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
Caution: Morita 68
Goals: Tanaka 8, Behich 86 Own Goal
2 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Fran Karacic (Rhyan Grant 89), Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar, Ajdin Hrustic, Jackson Irvine, Tomas Rogic (James Jeggo 82), Aaron Mooy (Awer Mabil 61), Martin Boyle (Chris Ikonomidis 89), Adam Taggart (Mitchell Duke 62)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Behich 63, Souttar 90+3
Goal: Hrustic 70

Thursday November 11 2021
Western Sydney Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney
Referee: Ko Hyung Jin (South Korea)
Attendance: 23,314
AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar (Milos Degenek 78), James Jeggo, Martin Boyle (Riley McGree 87), Jackson Irvine, Awer Mabil (Mitchell Duke 66), Mathew Leckie (Andrew Nabbout 78), Ajdin Hrustic (Kenneth Dougall 87)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Caution: Nabbout 89
0 - 0 Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al Yami, Sultan Al-Ghannam, Nasser Al Dawsari, Abdulelah Alamri, Ali Al Bulayhi, Mohamed Kanno, Fahad Al Muwallad, Abdulelah Al Malki, Salman Al Faraj, Salem Al Dawsari, Feras Al-Birakan (Saleh Al-Shehri 73)
Coach: Herve' Renard
Cautions: AlAmri 57, Al Bulayhi 62

Wednesday November 17 2021
Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Referee: Ko Hyung Jin (South Korea)
Attendance: 1,050
China
Yan Junling, Zhang Linpeng, Wang Shenchao, Zhu Chenjie, Jiang Guangtai (Wang Gang 46), Xu Xin, Wu Lei (Zhang Yuning 90+3), Wu Xi, Aloisio (Wu Xinghan 80), Ai Kesen, Alan (Ba Dun 80)
Coach: Li Tie
Caution: Aloisi 71
Goal: Lei 71 pen
1 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant (Fran Karacic 83), Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Ajdin Hrustic (Riley McGree 76), Jackson Irvine, James Jeggo, Mitchell Duke (Jamie MacLaren 71), Martin Boyle (Nikita Rukavytsya 83), Mathew Leckie (Awer Mabil 77)
Coach: Graham Arnold
Cautions: Hrustic 50, Mabil 90+4, Degenek 90+4
Goal: Duke 38
Home game for China switched to Sharjah due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
 

Last updated: 28 September 2022.