Socceroos v UAE
United Arab Emirates will take on the Caltex Socceroos in a FIFA 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifier at the Sydney Football Stadium, Tuesday 28 March, 2017 in a match critical for both team’s World Cup qualification chances. The match is the return leg after Tim Cahill scored the winner in a 1-0 victory for the Socceroos against UAE in September 2016 in Abu Dhabi. After five completed Group B matches, UAE is currently equal second with the Socceroos on 9 points, one point behind joint group leaders Japan and Saudi Arabia. The winner and runner up of Group B will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with the third-placed team entering a series of playoffs to book a ticket to Russia.