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SOCCEROOS SQUAD ANNOUNCED: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Socceroos’ Head Coach Graham Arnold has named his 26-man squad to represent Australia at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will captain the side in Qatar at what will be his third FIFA World Cup, with Mathew Leckie the other player in the squad selected to represent Australia at a FIFA World Cup for the third time.

This year’s tournament will be the second FIFA World Cup for Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Jackson Irvine, Jamie MacLaren, Aaron Mooy and Bailey Wright, with seventeen players selected in a FIFA World Cup squad for the first time.

Head Coach Graham Arnold said the Socceroos go to Qatar full of pride and belief after a challenging four years.

“It’s been a unique and difficult qualification campaign and we now arrive in Qatar with an exciting squad which will do everything to make Australia proud on the world stage,” Arnold said.

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“Over the past four years, 32 players have made their debut for the national team. I want to thank every player who has helped the team over this journey. We have called upon 68 players during the qualifying campaign and every one of them has played a part in getting us here.”

“The make-up of our team reflects Australia’s multicultural landscape. Our boys come from all over the world, they all have different journeys, but we are united by one jersey,” Arnold expressed.

After securing qualification for the fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup, sixth appearance in total, the Socceroos will be looking to progress through the group stages for the first time since 2006.

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The squad features nine members of the Tokyo 2020 Olyroos’ squad in Nathaniel Atkinson, Keanu Baccus, Thomas Deng, Cameron Devlin, Joel King, Riley McGree, Kye Rowles, Harry Souttar and Mitchell Duke as the overage player.

“We have worked hard to give younger players an opportunity over the campaign, to expose them to international football, to test them against the best and I’m thrilled with the development and maturity of this group who now get a chance on the biggest stage possible,” Arnold said.

The Socceroos kick off their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ campaign against defending champions France at Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday, 22 November at 10.00pm local / Wednesday, 23 November 6:00am AEDT.

Socceroos Squad | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Name

Current Club, Country

‘A’ Caps (Goals)

Junior Club 
(Member Federation/Country)

Nathaniel ATKINSON

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

5 (0)

Riverside Olympic FC / Football Tasmania

Keanu BACCUS

St Mirren, Scotland

1 (0)

Parklea FC / Football NSW

Aziz BEHICH

Dundee United, Scotland

53 (2)

Meadow Park SC / Football Victoria

Martin BOYLE

Hibernian FC, Scotland

19 (5)

Lewis United FC / Montrose FC (Scotland)

Jason CUMMINGS

Central Coast Mariners, Australia

1 (1)

Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale FC (Scotland)

Milos DEGENEK

Columbus Crew, USA

38 (1)

Blacktown City FC / Football NSW

Thomas DENG

Albirex Niigata, Japan

2 (0)

Adelaide Blue Eagles / Football South Australia

Cameron DEVLIN

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

1 (0)

Sutherland Sharks / Football NSW

Mitchell DUKE

Fagiano Okayama, Japan

21 (8)

Liverpool Rangers SC / Football NSW

Craig GOODWIN

Adelaide United, Australia

10 (1)

Munro Para City FC / Football South Australia

Ajdin HRUSTIC

Hellas Verona FC, Italy

20 (3)

Heatherton United SC / Football Victoria

Jackson IRVINE

FC St. Pauli, Germany

49 (7)

Ringwood City SC / Football Victoria

Fran KARACIC

Brescia Calcio, Italy

11 (1)

NK Lokomotiva / Croatia

Joel KING

Odense Boldklub, Denmark

4 (0)

Shellharbour Junior FC / Football NSW

Garang KUOL

Central Coast Mariners, Australia

1 (0)

Goulburn Valley Suns / Football Victoria

Mathew LECKIE

Melbourne City FC, Australia

73 (13)

Brimbank Stallions FC / Football Victoria

Awer MABIL

Cadiz CF, Spain

29 (8)

Saint Augustines FC / Football South Australia

Jamie MACLAREN

Melbourne City FC, Australia

26 (8)

Green Gully SC / Football Victoria

Riley MCGREE

Middlesbrough FC, England

11 (1)

Gawler Eagles FC / Football South Australia

Aaron MOOY

Celtic FC, Scotland

53 (7)

Carlingford Redbacks FC / Football NSW

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

4 (0)

Gosford City Dragons FC / Football NSW

Kye ROWLES

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

3 (0)

Palm Beach SC / Football QLD

Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt)

FC Copenhagen, Denmark

75 (0)

Blacktown City FC / Football NSW

Harry SOUTTAR

Stoke City, England

10 (6)

Brechin City Boys Club (Scotland)

Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)

Central Coast Mariners, Australia

4 (0)

St Clair United SC / Football NSW

Bailey WRIGHT

Sunderland AFC, England

27 (2)

Langwarrin SC / Football Victoria

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MEET THE SQUAD: The Goalkeepers
MEET THE SQUAD: The Defenders
MEET THE SQUAD: The Midfielders
MEET THE SQUAD: The Forward

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – Australia’s Group D Matches

France v Australia
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Kick-off: Tuesday, 22 November 10:00pm Local / 6:00am (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

Tunisia v Australia
Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Kick-off: 1:00pm Local / 9:00pm (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

Australia v Denmark
Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Kick-off: Wednesday 30 November, 6:00pm local / 2:00am (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

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