Australia vs Japan live stream – After a seven-week break, 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification will resume on Thursday for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Australia will host Japan in a third-round matchup, and the visitors can punch their tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a victory. Japan (6-0-2) currently sits in second place in the Group B table, while Australia (4-3-1) is three points behind in third. Only the top two teams automatically qualify for Qatar 2022, while the third-place team would have to win a play-off to clinch its spot. You can catch all the action on Paramount+.
Kick-off is set for 5:10 a.m. ET at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Australians as the +160 favorites (risk $100 to win $160) on the 90-minute money line. The latest Japan vs. Australia odds also have Japan as the +175 underdog, while a draw returns +200. The over-under for total goals is 2.5. Thursday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Australia vs Japan
- Australia vs Japan date: Thursday, March 24
- Australia vs Japan time: 5:10 a.m. ET (10:00 am).
- Australia vs Japan live stream: Paramount+
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Japan vs Australia match details: Kick-off time, stadium and broadcaster
|Game||How to watch||Venue||Date (AEST)||Time (AEDT)|
|Australia vs Japan||10 Bold, 10 Play||Saitama Stadium||Wednesday March 24||10:00am|
Australia will head to Tokyo full of confidence after an impressive 3-1 win against Oman in Qatar, a team that beat Japan 1-0 at the Saitama Stadium in September.
All the pressure will be on Japan, who lost their most recent match 1-0 to Saudi Arabia, and they already sit six points behind group leaders Australia and the Saudis after three matches.
The Socceroos have never beaten Japan on home soil and haven’t tasted success against the Blue Samurai since 2009.
Australia have no fear about playing on the road with 10 of their 11 consecutive wins coming on the road, with the team not able to play at home due to COVID-19 regulations.
How to watch Australia vs Japan in Australia
While streaming service Paramount Plus isn’t ready to show the action just yet, the Socceroos’ game against Japan will be broadcast on television via Channel 10 and streamed online via 10 Play.
10 Play is available via the App Store and Google Play with the platform also accessible via Apple TV, Android TV, Freeview, Fetch, Samsung and Telstra TV.
Simon Hill and Andy Harper are expected to be calling the action with Mark Milligan, Bruce Djite, Alex Brosque and Georgia Yeoman-Dale also set to provide their analysis.