Japan and South Korea both overcame their opening losses with 1-0 wins while Saudi Arabia prove to be a threat in Group B.
Australia sealed their 10th straight win in Vietnam, but next month's trip to Japan will be a much sterner test of their World Cup credentials.
Rhyan Grant's header earned Australia back-to-back victories in Asia's World Cup preliminaries as Graham Arnold's side defeated Vietnam.
Australia are eyeing a second consecutive win in the third round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup but must be wary of plucky Vietnam.
Oman pulled off a stunning upset of heavyweights Japan while Vietnam couldn't hold onto their narrow lead against Saudi Arabia
With a record nine-game winning streak now in Asian competition, the Socceroos needed the victory over China to keep their momentum going.
Australia have made a perfect start to the next step of World Cup qualifying, defeating China 3-0 at Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium.
Asia's 12 remaining hopefuls will resume their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday when the third round of qualifiers begin.
Star duo Tom Rogic and Aaron Mooy will return for the Socceroos as they embark on the next step of their World Cup qualifying journey next week.
Australia captain Mathew Leckie has chosen to withdraw from the national team indefinitely over the government's quarantine curbs on travel.
After an undefeated start on the road to Qatar, the Socceroos will face China and Vietnam next month with major challenges on and off the field.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone; Joey Lynch offers thoughts on the past month, and of what lies ahead for Australia.
Football Australia has flagged the introduction of a national second tier in a new calendar designed to align the national football pyramid.
Japan and South Korea will once again represent Asia in Olympic Games men's football after both qualified for the quarterfinals.
A much-changed Australia team was eliminated at the group stage, leaving them to wonder "what if?" while Egypt focus on a quarterfinal vs. Brazil.
Spain dominated the match against Australia with their young stars but Australia showed that they still have a future at the Olympics and beyond.
Australia got their first appearance at a men's Olympic football tournament since 2008 off to a dream start by beating Argentina.
There are many lessons that the rest of the Australian game can learn from FQ's week of chaos; the question now is whether or not they will.
Australia are ready to "shock the world" at the Olympic Games men's football tournament, says coach Graham Arnold.
Real Sociedad have signed Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, the Spanish club has confirmed.
Celtic and Ange Postecoglou are getting to know one another, while APL's Danny Townsend chats to ESPN about A-League marquees and youth development.
For the fourth-straight World Cup qualifying campaign, the Socceroos have been pitted against Asian powerhouse Japan.
Vietnam will face three heavyweights - Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia - in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
Daniel Arzani will aim to put a forgettable 18 months behind him after being selected to represent Australia at the Tokyo Games.
Australia have completed a perfect first phase of 2022 World Cup qualification after the Socceroos defeated Jordan 1-0.