A state-of-the-art academy that will host Socceroos at the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Australia will have high hopes when they start their 2022 World Cup campaign against defending champions France in Group D on November 22.

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The Socceroos qualified for a fifth consecutive World Cup in the final stages of qualifying after a penalty shoot-out win over Peru in Qatar in June.

And their preparations are in full swing for the flagship event in Qatar.

Teenager Garang Kuol, who is being chased by Newcastle United, made his debut in Australia’s 2-0 win over New Zealand in their final World Cup warm-up.

A header from Mitchell Duke and a second-half penalty from Jason Cummings at Eden Park in Auckland sent Australia to the World Cup with two straight wins over their neighbors.

Australian coach Graham Arnold hopes his players will step up their game in the final in Qatar. Socceroos legend Tim Cahill helps them with the process.

Cahill is based in Doha as the sporting director of the Aspire Academy, where Australia will be based for the tournament.

“I will be involved one way or another, but officially nothing at the moment,” Cahill told the Australian Associated Press.

“Trying to help Australia in any form is an absolute pleasure.”

Updated: October 01, 2022, 09:37

Mildred D. Field