Kuala Lumpur, November 09 (QNA) – Australia will focus on winning their second title in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023, which will be held from Jan. 12 to Feb. 12, 2024. Australia will begin their campaign in the tournament by facing India in the Group B, which also includes Syria and Uzbekistan.

Champions in 2015, Australia will begin their Group B campaign against India on January 13 with head coach Graham Arnold, in charge for a second successive AFC Asian Cup, said Australia will enter the tournament with the expectation of lifting the coveted trophy again.

Armed with a squad brimming with confidence after a Round of 16 appearance at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, experience will not be an issue for the Socceroos in a group that also consists Syria and Uzbekistan.

Having booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 with a perfect record in the second round of the Qualifiers, Australia will be expected to embark on a run deep into the tournament.

Progress from the group stage should not be an issue but having suffered elimination at the quarter-final stage in 2019, Arnold will remind his players to not take their Group B opposition for granted. (QNA)


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