Australia vs Korea Republic: TV channel, live stream, squad, Socceroos news & preview

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A rematch of the 2015 Asian Cup final offers an ideal chance for players to impress ahead of the next tournament

With less than two months until the 2019 Asian Cup, the Socceroos will take on the Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on November 17 in Graham Arnold's second game in charge. 

The latest Arnold era began with a 4-0 win over Kuwait and Australia will be desperate to defeat a much more highly rated opponent leading up to the Asian Cup.

These two last met in the 2015 decider of that tournament with the green and gold claiming a 2-1 extra-time win via a James Troisi strike. 

Prior to that, the Korea Republic had claimed a narrow 1-0 win over the Socceroos in the group stages - with Australia just edging the overall head-to-head history with 12 wins compared South Korea's 10. 

Game Australia vs Korea Republic
Date Saturday, November 17 AEDT
Time 7.50pm AEDT / 6.50pm LOCAL

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform.

You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go or Play platform - just bear in mind both services are subscription based.

AUS TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports/ Channel 10 Foxtel GO/Play
 

Squads & Team News


 
Position Australia players
Goalkeepers Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak
Defenders Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek
Midfielders Luongo, Mooy, Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic
Forwards Kruse, Juric, Leckie, Boyle, Nabbout, Maclaren

Along with the above 23-man squad, Graham Arnold has also included a further four train-on players to the mix in the form of Craig Goodwin, Rhyan Grant, Thomas Deng and Dimitri Petratos.
 
Of those included in the squad itself, Martin Boyle and James Jeggo are both eyeing off their Socceroos debuts.   
 
Andrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren meanwhile are expected to be given a crack at leading the line after shrugging off respective injuries. 
 
Position Korea Republic players
Goalkeepers

Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Jo Hyeon-woo 

Defenders Kim Young-gwon, Park Joo-ho, Lee Yong, Hong Chul, Kim Min-jae, Jung Seung-hyun, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Moon-hwan, Park Ji-soo, Lee You-hyeon
Midfielders Lee Chung-yong, Koo Ja-cheol, Nam Tae-hee, Jung Woo-young, Hwang Hee-chan, Moon Seon-min, Kim Seung-dae, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jin-hyun, Na Sang-ho, Kim Jung-min
Forwards Hwang Ui-jo, Suk Hyun-jun
 
Korea Republic will be without their two biggest stars against Australia with Premier League duo Son Heung-min and Ki Sung-yeung both omitted from the squad. 
 
Of the 24 players included, Lee Chung-yong is one Robbie Kruse will be familiar with as the pair both line up for German club side Bochum.
 
Korea Republic defender Kim Young-gwon meanwhile scored against Germany at the World Cup as his side produced one of the biggest upsets in Russia.  
 

Betting & Match Odds


On home soil Australia are clear favourites heading into this clash with odds of $2.05 for the Socceroos to win, $3.20 for a draw and $3.80 for Korea Republic to claim victory.

The goals aren't expected to pour down in Brisbane with under 2.5 goals being scored going for a $1.60 and over for $2.30.

A 1-0 win to Australia is the most likely result with odds of $6

All odds courtesy of Bet365. All odds correct at time of publishing. 


Match Preview


If Kuwait was a warm up, the Korea Republic loom as an ideal early test for Graham Arnold and his new look Socceroos squad.

Goals and youth are top of the agenda for Arnold, who will only has three games to get things rolling before the Asian Cup kicks off in January.

Australia are now without long-time skipper Mile Jedinak and all-time top scorer Tim Cahill so will have plenty of holes to fill in a short space of time.

The signs were encouraging for Arnold in a comfortable 4-0 over Kuwait in October, but Korea Republic won't be making things easy for a Socceroos side in transition.

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Paulo Bento's side are undefeated in five straight games having picked up wins against Germany and Uruguay during that span.

Their last hit out did however did see them squander a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Panama and Australia will be out to exploit any weakness as both sides look to gather momentum ahead of the Asian Cup. 

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