Australia coach Graham Arnold hopes to meet his rival Saudi Arabia in Sydney next month in the World Cup qualifiers, despite the tight restrictions imposed by the country to deal with the emerging epidemic of the Corona virus “Covid-19 “.
Arnold and his team set a record for next year’s World Cup qualifiers in Qatar, having won 11 straight games, and will face the struggling Japanese team in Saitama on Tuesday.
It will be the Australian national team’s tenth consecutive away game due to the strict quarantine procedures it imposes on those who come.
Arnold told reporters: I plan to play the Saudi game in Sydney and the team will return to normal life. I have supported Australia in 21 games, of which I have played 19 away games.
Australia’s last home game was two years ago when Arnold’s side beat Nepal 5-0 in the World Cup qualifiers.