Two teams who kept clean sheets in their opening game of 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying meet in Kuwait when Palestine host Australia in AFC Group I.
Australia began their campaign with a 7-0 home win over Bangladesh, while Palestine shared a goalless draw away to Lebanon.
Thousands of Palestinians are planning to attend the game at Kuwait’s 60,000-capacity Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium, according to Football Palestine. Their team will be aiming to score for just the second time in six matches, having also lost to Vietnam, China and Oman and drawn with Indonesia since beating Bahrain in March.
The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.
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This World Cup Qualifer clash takes place at Jaber Al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City, having beeen moved because of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. It kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 at 5 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
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Here’s how to watch this World Cup Qualifer across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
UK, USA and Canada: This match will not be available on TV or livestream.
Australia: Australian fans looking to stream Wednesday morning’s match will be able to do so on 10 play. The game will also be shown live on paid streaming service Paramount+.
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Australia boss Graham Arnold has named a relatively experimental squad, but most of the usual faces were in action against Bangladesh.
With World Cup qualification at stake, a similarly strong starting XI can be expected against Palestine, with centre-back Harry Souttar among the star names set to start.
Australia projected lineup (4-4-1-1): Ryan (GK) — Miller, Souttar, Rowles, Bos — Metcalfe, Baccus, Irvine, Goodwin — Borrello — Duke
Palestine rested defensive midfielder Mohammed Rashid and centre-back Yaser Hamed Mayor against Lebanon, but the pair of international regulars can be expected to be return for this one.
Striker Mahmoud Wadi, who is currently on loan at Egyptian Premier League club Tala’ea El Gaish, could also start in attack.
Palestine projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Hamadeh (GK) — Al-Battat, Saleh, Hamed, Saldanah — Sayem, Rashid, Dabbagh — Chihadeh, Jaber, Wadi
Australia are huge favourites to beat opponents who are 69 places below their FIFA ranking of 27, with bookmakers anticipating a victory to nil.
The Socceroos beat Palestine 3-0 in these teams’ only meeting in modern times, in the 2019 Asian Cup. That scoreline looks the likeliest outcome again.
Prediction: Palestine 0-3 Australia