Australia who is defending champions of the competition and this is the fourth appearance for them in the Asian cup tournament. Currently Australia is the Second best Team in Asia country as they have a World ranking of 41. In the Asian cup 2019 Socceroos team will be drawn in the Group B with Syria, Jordan and Palestine. Australia start asian cup journey by play match against Jordan on 6th January.
Since the entry in the Asian cup 2007 Australia continuously perform well in the Asian cup football competition. They knock out by Japan in the Quarter Final of Asian cup 2007 on penalties while ended their journey in 2011 in Runners up against Japan and won the 2015 Asian cup with 2-1 score against South korea in Extra time.
In the previous edition they lost only one game against south korea in the group stage so their performance in asian cup in recent time are so good.
So far in their Three appearance in Asian cup Football tournament they played total of 16 games and from them 10 times succeed to victory and three occasion draw so only three losses. If we look at this stats then 63% winning percentage team of Australia are definitely look to defend their 2015 title here in United arab Emirates on 2019 Asian cup which starting from the 5th January.
From Australia in 2015 Edition Tim Cahill score three goals so he is Australia leading scorer in previous edition.
Current Form – Performance
Socceroos have a bad performance in the past few times as they lost both their encounter against Peru and champions France in 2018 Fifa world cup. They only manage to draw against denmark in the group stage.
In 2018 Current year They played total ten international matches and from them won four encounters. Their best victory against Czech republic in june in the Friendly game. They also manage to victory last month against Kuwait and Lebanon and 1-1 draw against South korea.
Key players of the side
None the Doubt Mathew Ryan golden Gloves of the previous edition are the key players for the socceroos in the AFC asian cup 2019