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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 team in Qatar in 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 are going to Qatar full of pride and confidence after four challenging years.

“It has been a unique and difficult qualifying campaign and now we come to Qatar with an exciting team that will do everything they can to make Australia proud on the world stage,” said Arnold.

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“In the last four years, 32 players have debuted for the national team. I want to thank all the players who have helped the team on this journey. We have called up 68 players during the qualifying campaign and each one of them has played an important role in getting us here.”

“Our team composition reflects Australia’s multicultural landscape. Our boys come from all over the world, they all have different journeys, but we are united by a jersey,” said Arnold.

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

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

“We have worked hard to give the younger players a chance during the campaign, to expose them to international football, to test them against the best and I am delighted with the development and maturity of this group that now has the opportunity on stage. larger. possible,” Arnold said.

The Socceroos kick off their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ campaign against defending champions France at Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00pm local time / Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00am AEDT .

Socceroos Squad | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


Current Club, Country

International matches (goals)

junior club
(Member Association/Country)

Nathaniel ATKINSON

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland


Riverside Olympic F.C./Tasmanian Soccer

keanu bacchus

Saint Mirren, Scotland

1 (0)

Parklea F.C. / NSW Soccer


Dundee United, Scotland

53 (2)

Meadow Park SC/Soccer Victory

Martin Boyle

Hibernian F.C., Scotland

19 (5)

Lewis United F.C. / Montrose F.C. (Scotland)


Central Coast Sailors, Australia


Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale FC (Scotland)

milos degenek

Columbus Crew, United States

38 (1)

Blacktown City F.C. / NSW Soccer

Thomas DENG

Albirex Niigata, Japan


Adelaide Blue Eagles / Soccer South Australia

Cameron DEVLIN

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

1 (0)

Sutherland Sharks / NSW Football

mitchell duke

Fagiano Okayama, Japan

21 (8)

Liverpool Rangers SC / NSW Football


Adelaide United, Australia

10 (1)

Munro Para City FC / Soccer South Australia


Hellas Verona F.C., Italy

20 (3)

Heatherton United SC / Victory Soccer

jackson irvine

FC St Pauli, Germany

49 (7)

Ringwood City SC / Soccer Victory


Brescia Calcium, Italy

11 (1)

NK Lokomotiva / Croatia

joel king

Odense Boldklub, Denmark

4 (0)

Shellharbour Junior F.C./Football NSW

Garang Kuol

Central Coast Sailors, Australia

1 (0)

Goulburn Valley Suns/Soccer Victory

matthew leckie

Melbourne City F.C., Australia

73 (13)

Brimbank Stallions F.C. / Soccer Victory


Cadiz CF, Spain

29 (8)

Saint Augustines FC / Soccer South Australia

jamie maclaren

Melbourne City F.C., Australia

26 (8)

Green Gully SC / Soccer Victory


Middlesbrough FC, England

11 (1)

Gawler Eagles FC / Soccer South Australia

Aaron MOOY

Celtic FC, Scotland

53 (7)

Carlingford Redbacks F.C. / NSW Football

Andrew REDMAYNE (Greek)

Sydney FC, Australia

4 (0)

Gosford City Dragons F.C. / NSW Soccer


Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

3 (0)

Palm Beach SC/QLD Soccer

Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt)

FC Copenhagen, Denmark

75 (0)

Blacktown City F.C. / NSW Soccer


Stoke City, England

10 (6)

Brechin Town Boys Club (Scotland)

Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)

Central Coast Sailors, Australia

4 (0)

St Clair United SC / NSW Soccer


Sunderland AFC, England

27 (2)

Langwarrin SC / Soccer Victory

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – Australia Group D Matches

France vs. Australia
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Start: Tuesday, November 22, 10:00 p.m. Local / 6:00 a.m. (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

Tunisia v Australia
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Start: 1:00 p.m. Local / 9:00 p.m. (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

Australia v Denmark
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Start: Wednesday, November 30, 18:00 local time / 02:00 (AEDT)
Watch: Live and Free on SBS and SBS On Demand

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