2021–22 in Australian soccer

The 2021–22 season is the 53rd season of competitive association football in Australia.

Soccer in Australia
Season2021–22
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National teamsEdit

Men's seniorEdit

FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

2 September 2021 Group B Australia   3–0   China PR Doha, Qatar
21:00 UTC+3
  • Mabil   24'
  • Boyle   26'
  • Duke   70'
Report Stadium: Suheim bin Hamad Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
7 September 2021 Group B Vietnam   0–1   Australia Hanoi, Vietnam
19:00 UTC+7 Report
Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
7 October 2021 Group B Australia   3–1   Oman Doha, Qatar
21:30 UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
12 October 2021 Group B Japan   2–1   Australia Saitama, Japan
19:14 UTC+9
Report
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 14,437
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
11 November 2021 Group B Australia   0–0   Saudi Arabia Sydney, Australia
20:05 UTC+11 Report Stadium: Western Sydney Stadium
Attendance: 23,314
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
16 November 2021 Group B China PR   1–1   Australia Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 1,050
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
1 February 2022 Group B Oman   v   Australia Muscat, Oman
Stadium: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
24 March 2022 Group B Australia   v   Japan
29 March 2022 Group B Saudi Arabia   v   Australia

Men's under 23Edit

FriendliesEdit

The following is a list of friendlies (to be) played by the men's under 23 national team in 2021–22.

12 July 2021 Friendly Australia   0–2   New Zealand Ichihara, Japan
19:00 (UTC+9) Report
Stadium: ZA Oripri Stadium
15 July 2021 Friendly Australia   1–0   New Zealand Ichihara, Japan
18:00 (UTC+9) Duke   3' Report Stadium: ZA Oripri Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)

Olympic GamesEdit

22 July 2021 Group Stage Argentina   0–2   Australia Sapporo, Japan
19:30 UTC+9 Report
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
25 July 2021 Group Stage Australia   0–1   Spain Sapporo, Japan
19:30 UTC+9 Report
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
28 July 2021 Group Stage Australia   0–2   Egypt Rifu, Japan
20:00 UTC+9 Report
Stadium: Miyagi Stadiun
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)

AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualificationEdit

26 October 2021 Group Stage Indonesia   2–3   Australia Dushanbe, Tajikistan
17:00 UTC+5
Report
Stadium: Republican Central Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kim Woo-sung (South Korea)
29 October 2021 Group Stage Australia   1–0   Indonesia Dushanbe, Tajikistan
17:00 UTC+5
Report Stadium: Republican Central Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mohd Arif Shamil Bin Abd Rasid (Malaysia)

Women's seniorEdit

FriendliesEdit

The following is a list of friendlies (to be) played by the women's national team in 2021–22.

14 July 2021 MS&AD Cup Japan   1–0   Australia Kameoka, Japan
19:20 UTC+9
Report Stadium: Sanga Stadium
Referee: Azusa Sugino (Japan)
21 September 2021 Republic of Ireland   3–2   Australia Dublin, Republic of Ireland
19:00
Report
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
Referee: Paula Brady (Republic of Ireland)
23 October 2022 (2022-10-23) Australia   3–1   Brazil Sydney, Australia
19:50
Report
Stadium: CommBank Stadium
Attendance: 15,270
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
26 October 2022 (2022-10-26) Australia   2–2   Brazil Sydney, Australia
20:05
Report
Stadium: CommBank Stadium
Attendance: 12,087
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)
27 November 2021 (2021-11-27) Australia   0–3   United States Sydney, Australia
15:00 Source
Stadium: ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 36,109
Referee: Hyeon Jeong Oh (South Korea)
30 November 2021 (2021-11-30) Australia   1–1   United States Newcastle, Australia
20:05
Report
Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium
Attendance: 20,495
Referee: Park Sejin (South Korea)

Olympic GamesEdit

21 July 2021 Group Stage Australia   2–1   New Zealand Tokyo, Japan
20:30
Report Rennie   90+1' Stadium: Tokyo Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
24 July 2021 Group Stage Sweden   4–2   Australia Saitama, Japan
17:30
Report
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 0
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
27 July 2021 Group Stage United States   0–0   Australia Kashima, Japan
17:00 Report Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
30 July 2021 Quarter-finals Great Britain   3–4   Australia Kashima, Japan
18:00
Report
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
2 August 2021 Semi-finals Australia   0–1   Sweden Yokohama, Japan
20:00 Report
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Attendance: 0
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
5 August 2021 Bronze medal match Australia   3–4   United States Kashima, Japan
17:00
Report
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

21 January 2022 (2022-01-21) Group stage Australia   v   Indonesia India
15:30 UTC+5:30 Source
24 January 2022 (2022-01-24) Group stage Philippines   v   Australia India
15:30 UTC+5:30 Source
27 January 2022 (2022-01-27) Group stage Australia   v   Thailand India
19:30 UTC+5:30 Source

Women's under-20Edit

Australia was to host one of the groups in the first round of qualification for the 2022 AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup, between 14–22 August 2021 in Shepparton, Victoria.[1][2] However, in July 2021, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed that the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Women's under-17Edit

Australia was to host one of the groups in the first round of qualification for the 2022 AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup, between 18–26 September 2021 in Cessnock, New South Wales.[1][2] However, in July 2021, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed that the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

AFC competitionsEdit

AFC Champions LeagueEdit

Qualifiers:

Men's footballEdit

A-League MenEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne Victory 7 4 2 1 12 8 +4 14 Qualification to Finals series, 2022 FFA Cup round of 32,
and 2023 AFC Champions League group stage[a]
2 Macarthur FC 6 4 1 1 7 5 +2 13 Qualification to Finals series, 2022 FFA Cup round of 32,
and 2023 AFC Cup group stage[a]
3 Western United 7 4 0 3 6 6 0 12 Qualification to Finals series and 2022 FFA Cup round of 32[a]
4 Melbourne City 7 2 4 1 12 11 +1 10
5 Central Coast Mariners 5 3 0 2 7 4 +3 9
6 Sydney FC 8 2 3 3 9 9 0 9
7 Adelaide United 8 1 5 2 11 9 +2 8 Qualification to 2022 FFA Cup round of 32[b]
8 Perth Glory 6 2 1 3 6 5 +1 7
9 Wellington Phoenix[c] 7 2 1 4 6 15 −9 7
10 Western Sydney Wanderers 6 1 3 2 7 9 −2 6
11 Newcastle Jets 5 1 2 2 10 8 +2 5
12 Brisbane Roar 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5
Updated to match(es) played on 22 January 2022. Source: A-League Men
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Points per game; 5) Least red cards; 6) Least yellow cards; 7) Toss of a coin in an event of a tie of two clubs.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c The top two teams enter the Finals series at the semi-finals, while the teams ranked third to sixth enter the Finals series at the elimination-finals.
  2. ^ The top 8 teams qualify for the round of 32, while the bottom four teams participate in a playoff round.[4]
  3. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for Asian Football Confederation competitions as they come from New Zealand, which is under the Oceania Football Confederation.

National Premier LeaguesEdit

The Final Series was not held.

Cup competitionsEdit

FFA CupEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
ECU Joondalup 0
Adelaide Olympic 3 Adelaide Olympic 0
Floreat Athena 1 Adelaide United 1
Adelaide United (a.e.t.) 3 Adelaide United 1
Edge Hill United 0 Melbourne Victory 2
Gold Coast Knights 2 Gold Coast Knights 1
Adelaide City 0 Melbourne Victory (a.e.t.) 2
Melbourne Victory 1 Melbourne Victory
Hume City 3 Wellington Phoenix
Port Melbourne 1 Hume City 0
South Melbourne 0 Melbourne City 1
Melbourne City 3 Melbourne City 0 (3)
Avondale FC (w/o) Wellington Phoenix (p) 0 (4)
Devonport City Avondale FC 1
Western United 0 Wellington Phoenix 4
Wellington Phoenix 1  
Sydney Olympic 2 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney FC 4 Sydney FC (a.e.t.) 2
Newcastle Olympic 0 Macarthur FC 0
Macarthur FC 3 Sydney FC 1
Lions FC 6 Brisbane Roar 0
Casuarina FC 0 Lions FC 0
Peninsula Power 0 Brisbane Roar 4
Brisbane Roar 3 Sydney FC 0
Tigers FC 0 Central Coast Mariners 1
APIA Leichhardt (a.e.t.) 3 APIA Leichhardt 2
Broadmeadow Magic 0 Western Sydney Wanderers 1
Western Sydney Wanderers 3 APIA Leichhardt 0
Mt Druitt Town Rangers 0 Central Coast Mariners 6
Wollongong Wolves 3 Wollongong Wolves 1
Blacktown City 0 Central Coast Mariners 2
Central Coast Mariners 1

Women's footballEdit

A-League WomenEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 8 7 1 0 26 1 +25 22 Qualification to Finals series
2 Melbourne City 7 5 0 2 15 7 +8 15
3 Melbourne Victory 6 4 0 2 14 13 +1 12
4 Adelaide United 7 4 0 3 12 13 −1 12
5 Newcastle Jets 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3 8
6 Perth Glory 6 2 2 2 6 10 −4 8
7 Brisbane Roar 7 2 1 4 13 14 −1 7
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 6 1 3 2 2 4 −2 6
9 Canberra United 6 0 2 4 5 15 −10 2
10 Wellington Phoenix 8 0 1 7 3 22 −19 1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 January 2022. Source: A-Leagues
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

RetirementsEdit

ComebacksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC youth women's qualifiers secured for Cessnock and Shepparton". Football Federation Australia. 2 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021". AFC. 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Latest update on the AFC National Team Competitions in 2021 and 2022". Asian Football Confederation. 5 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ "FFA Cup to introduce Hyundai A-League play-off process from 2020". Football Federation Australia. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  5. ^ Wayne Brown [@Waynebrown2121] (14 September 2021). "It's been a long journey but I have decided to hang the boots up and retire from professional football" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Dash MF Christine Nairn announces retirement". Houston Dynamo FC. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  7. ^ Cain, Michael (24 September 2021). "'Heartbroken' Lisa De Vanna walks away from football". ESPN.
  8. ^ Rollo, Phillip (28 September 2021). "Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor retires days after being named captain". Stuff.
  9. ^ Newcastle Jets [@NewcastleJetsFC] (30 September 2021). "Thank you for all you did in your time at the Club, @ronaldvargas10. We wish you all the best in retirement!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Casey, Gavan (15 October 2021). "Former Ireland international striker Simon Cox retires from football". The42.
  11. ^ Bruce, Jasper (23 October 2021). "A-League: Macarthur FC captain Adam Federici announces retirement". The Australian.
  12. ^ A-League Men [@aleaguemen] (28 October 2021). "Daniel Georgievski has announced his retirement from professional football" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Comito, Matthew (29 October 2021). "Georgievski calls time on a memorable career". A-League Men.
  14. ^ "Joe Ledley: Ex-Wales, Cardiff City, Celtic and Crystal Palace midfielder retires". BBC Sport. 14 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Canberra United Legend Ash Sykes Returns". Canberra United. 23 November 2021.
  16. ^ Morgan, Gareth (25 November 2021). "Matildas legend De Vanna joins Glory for 2021/22 Season". Perth Glory.

External linksEdit