Twenty-four players bound for Amman as Socceroos’ quest to Qatar continues

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold today announced the twenty-four players that have been selected to represent Australia for the team’s fourth match on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Australia will play Jordan in Amman next Thursday (local time), and Arnold has selected a slightly extended squad for the fixture in the Middle East as Hertha Berlin ace Mathew Leckie awaits the birth of his second child.

Australia’s squad to play Jordan at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman next week features the return to national team action for Scotland-based attacking duo Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle, Western United defender Josh Risdon, respected defender Trent Sainsbury, experienced goalkeeper Adam Federici, as well as emerging Barnsley FC midfielder Kenny Dougall.

“There are a few minor injury issues with some players who were part of our successful October window – including Mark Milligan, Jamie Maclaren, and Mustafa Amini – so we felt it was important to select players that physically will hit the ground running in Amman,” Arnold explained.

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“Overall I am delighted with the strength and balance of the squad that we have selected to play Jordan next week. We will have three training sessions together before the match, and with competition for places for every starting position I expect I will have to make some tough decisions.”

The Caltex Socceroos defeated Kuwait 3-0 (away) to kick-off their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualification campaign in September, before defeating Nepal 5-0 (home) and Chinese Taipei 7-1 (away) last month.

Australia’s match against Jordan will be 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.

Caltex Socceroos 24-Player Squad | 11-14 November 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ - Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Aziz BEHICH

Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey

38 (2)

Brandon BORRELLO

SC Freiburg, Germany

3 (0)

Martin BOYLE

Hibernian FC, Scotland

3 (2)

Milos DEGENEK

Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

28 (1)

Kenneth DOUGALL

Barnsley FC, England

0 (0)

Adam FEDERICI (Gk)

Stoke City FC, England

16 (0)

Apostolos GIANNOU

AEK Larnaca, Cyprus

12 (2)

Craig GOODWIN

Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia

5 (0)

Rhyan GRANT

Sydney FC, Australia

11 (0)

Ajdin HRUSTIC

FC Groningen, Netherlands

3 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Hull City, England

33 (5)

James JEGGO

Austria Wien, Austria

4 (0)

Mathew LECKIE

Hertha BSC, Germany

63 (11)

Awer MABIL

FC Midtylland, Denmark

13 (4)

Aaron MOOY

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

42 (6)

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

1 (0)

Josh RISDON

Western United FC, Australia

14 (0)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

58 (0)

Tom ROGIC

Glasgow Celtic FC, Scotland

46 (9)

Trent SAINSBURY

Maccabi Haifa FC, Israel

47 (3)

Brad SMITH

Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America

21 (0)

Harry SOUTTAR

Fleetwood Town, England

2 (4)

Adam TAGGART

Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic

10 (5)

Bailey WRIGHT

Bristol City, England

24 (1)

Next Match – Caltex Socceroos – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Jordan v Australia
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Venue: King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan
Kick-off: 6.00pm (local); 3.00am AEDT – Friday, 15 November 2019
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