Match preview: Kuwait v Caltex Socceroos
Australia's road to Qatar begins at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday morning (AEST).
The Caltex Socceroos begin their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 journey against Kuwait at 1:30am.
Kuwait – ranked 156th in the world – were the opposition when the Graham Arnold tenure commenced back in October 2018.
The green and gold secured a 4-0 victory on that day, courtesy of goals from Apostolos Giannou, Tom Rogic, Awer Mabil and an own goal from Kuwaiti defender Khalid El Ebrahim.
This time, when Arnold’s men return to the Persian Gulf, they will be looking to kick start their road to Qatar in the strongest way possible.
What they said
"We've had a great week's preparation in Dubai. We had the players there for a week and we worked extremely hard. We're ready for the game.
"We've watched all of Kuwait's games since we got the World Cup draw over the past few months. We've seen what their strengths and what their weaknesses are. I’m always a coach and person that focuses what I can control, and that is my team, and making sure we are ready for what Kuwait's strengths are, but also, to expose their weaknesses."
Kuwait's last five matches: LDWWL
Australia's last five matches: LLWWW
How to watch
This Wednesday morning is the start of our chapter to Qatar. And you can watch the clash with Kuwait on FOX Sports.
Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kick-off: 1:30am (AEST) - 5:30pm Tuesday, 10 September (local)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports
Watch Kuwait v Australia from 1:30am AEST on Wednesday 11 September live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.