Both teams finished third in their groups in Asian qualifying. The winner will advance to an intercontinental playoff against Peru, also in Qatar.
Ajdin Hrustic became a Europa League champion with Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville this month while Tom Rogic won the Scottish Premier League with Celtic FC.
Football Australia was also attempting to contact media who attended Thursday's squad announcement in Sydney to advise them of the positive case.
In a country where football is vying for support against traditional heavyweights like Australian rules, rugby league and cricket, the knives are already out for the Socceroos.