Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold today announced his squad for October’s FIFA window, which includes Australia’s joint FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualification match against Nepal at GIO Stadium on Thursday, 10th October.
Canberra-born star Tom Rogic will miss out on the chance to play in front of his home crowd, as he continues to work his way back to full fitness following a run of injuries.
Defender Trent Sainsbury, who is managing a minor injury, is also absent from the squad, while experienced Bristol City defender Bailey Wright will return to Arnold’s roster.
Mark Milligan will also return as captain of the squad, after he was withdrawn from Australia’s team in September due to a minor leg injury.
The Socceroos 23-player squad will convene in Canberra from Monday, 7th October, and will host a fan meet and greet day that afternoon at Deakin Stadium from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
The free event will include a signing session, a photo booth and a range of fun activities for kids.
Tickets for next Thursday’s match between Australia and Nepal are available to purchase here.
If you can’t make it to the big game, the fixture will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App – Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.
Caltex Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 7-15 October 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2
|Name||Club, Country||A-International Caps (Goals)|
|Mustafa AMINI||AGF Aarhus, Denmark||7 (0)|
|Aziz BEHICH||Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey||37 (2)|
|Brandon BORRELLO||SC Freiburg, Germany||2 (0)|
|Milos DEGENEK||Red Star Belgrade, Serbia||27 (1)|
|Apostolos GIANNOU||AEK Larnaca, Cyprus||11 (2)|
|Craig GOODWIN||Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia||4 (0)|
|Rhyan GRANT||Sydney FC, Australia||9 (0)|
|Ajdin HRUSTIC||FC Groningen, Netherlands||1 (0)|
|Jackson IRVINE||Hull City, England||31 (3)|
|James JEGGO||Austria Wien, Austria||3 (0)|
|Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk)||Nagoya Grampus, Japan||8 (0)|
|Mathew LECKIE||Hertha BSC, Germany||62 (11)|
|Dimitri PETRATOS||Newcastle Jets, Australia||3 (0)|
|Awer MABIL||FC Midtylland, Denmark||11 (4)|
|Jamie MACLAREN||Melbourne City FC, Australia||13 (1)|
|Mark MILLIGAN (C)||Southend United, England||79 (6)|
|Aaron MOOY||Brighton & Hove Albion, England||40 (6)|
|Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)||Sydney FC, Australia||1 (0)|
|Mathew RYAN (Gk)||Brighton & Hove Albion, England||56 (0)|
|Brad SMITH||Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America||20 (0)|
|Harry SOUTTAR||Fleetwood Town, England||0 (0)|
|Adam TAGGART||Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic||9 (3)|
|Bailey WRIGHT||Bristol City, England||23 (1)|
Australia v Nepal
Date: Thursday, 10th October 2019
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 8:00pm (AEDT)
Tickets: Tickets on sale here
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers