Young Socceroos team named for Four Continents Tournament in Spain

An exciting mix of domestic and overseas players have been selected by Young Socceroos head coach Trevor Morgan to represent Australia at the upcoming Costa Cálida U-20 Four Continents Supercup in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain .

The 24-man Young Socceroos squad will take on Chile, England and Morocco at the Pinatar Arena from September 21-27, giving some of the country’s best emerging players the chance to test themselves against the international elite at the the September FIFA window.

Speaking about the team and the tournament itself, Trevor Morgan said: “Our national youth teams have been deprived of international competition due to the pandemic, but Football Australia is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible to support the development of our key young footballers. and the participation of the Young Socceroos in the Costa Cálida Supercup in Spain is an excellent first step for this group.

“We have a generation of very talented footballers in this group, who play either locally or in leagues around the world and selecting a team for this tournament has created a welcome headache.

“Being able to take on world-class opposition from three confederations in Morocco, Chile and the reigning European Under-19 champions – England, in the space of eight days presents an ideal learning experience for this team as we prepare for future tournaments and develop the next generation of Olyroos and Socceroos,” concluded Trevor Morgan.

The Young Socceroos’ participation in the Costa Cálida Supercup followed Football Australia notifying the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of their withdrawal from the AFC U20 U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ qualifiers to be held in Basra, Iraq, September 10-18, on Australian government travel advice. The AFC have since confirmed that this qualifying group will no longer be hosted by Iraq and during the September FIFA window, with further updates pending.

With National U-17 Team Head Coach and Young Socceroos Assistant Coach Brad Maloney preparing the Joeys for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023™ qualifiers, the Former Socceroo and current Central Coast Mariners youth development manager Luke Wilkshire will support Trevor Morgan at this tournament in Spain.

All matches of the U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup will be broadcast on the Pinatar Arena YouTube channel.

Match Schedule – Costa Calida Super Cup 2022

TIME DATE

MATCH

VENUE

8:00 p.m. local time, September 21 / 4:00 a.m. AEST, September 22

England v Chile

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

6pm local time, September 22 / 2am AEST, September 23

Australia against Morocco

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

6pm local time, September 24 / 2am AEST, September 25

England v Morocco

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

9:00 p.m. local time, September 24 / 5:00 a.m. AEST, September 25

Australia against Chile

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

1pm local time, September 27 / 9pm AEST, September 27

Chile vs Morocco

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

5pm local time, September 27 / 1am AEST, September 28

England against Australia

San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

SOCCEROOS YOUTH TEAM | COSTA CÁLIDA SUPERCUP | 19 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2022

Last name

Position

Current club

Junior Club / Member Federation

Alexander Badolato

Midfielder

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Sylvania Heights F.C. / Football NSW

Raphael Borges Rodriguez

Forward

City of Melbourne FC

Western Strikers SC / Football SA

Rhys BOZINOVSKI

Midfielder

Western United FC

Spring Hills Stallions FC / FC Football

Matthew DENCH

Defender

Charlton Athletic FC (UK)

ECU Joondalup SC / Football West

Chris DONNEL

Midfielder

Perth Glory FC

Rockingham City FC / Football West

Yaya DUKULY

Forward

Reims Stadium (France)

Para Hills Knights SC / Football SA

Joseph FORDE

Defender

Perth Glory FC

Forrestfield United SC / Football West

Archie GOODWIN

Forward

Newcastle FC Jets

Cooks Hill United FC v Northern New South Wales

Steven Hall

Goalkeeper

Adelaide United FC

Modbury Vista SC / Football SA

Sam KLEIN

Midfielder

Brisbane Roar FC

Gympie Diggers FC / Football QLD

Alessandro LOPANE

Midfielder

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

APIA Leichhardt FC / Football NSW

Kaelan MAJEKODUNMI

Defender

Perth Glory FC

Leicester Junior Foxes (UK)

James NIEUWENHUIZEN

Goalkeeper

City of Melbourne FC

Goulburn Valley Suns FC / Football VIC

Paul OKON-ENGSTLER

Midfielder

SL Benfica (Portugal)

Marconi Stallions FC / Football NSW

Bernardo OLIVEIRA

Forward

Adelaide United FC

Port Adelaide Pirates FC / SA Football

Jordan PEREZ

Defender

AEK Larnaca FC (Cyprus)

Bangor Brumbies FC / Football NSW

Gabriel POPOVIC

Forward

Nk Rudeš (Croatia)

Sydney United 58 FC / Football NSW

Joshua RAWLINS

Defender

FC Utrecht (Holland)

Dianella SC / Football West

Adrien SEGECIC

Forward

FC Sydney

Lidcombe Waratah FC / Football NSW

Dylan SCICLUNA

Midfielder

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (United Kingdom)

Aston Villa FC (UK)

Mohamed TOURE

Forward

Reims Stadium (France)

Croydon Kings F.C. / SA Football

Nectaries TRIANTIS

Defender

Central Coast Sailors

Strathfield Strikers FC / New South Wales Football

Kane VIDMAR

Defender

Adelaide United FC

West Torrens Birkalla SC / Football SA

Jack WARSHAWSKY

Goalkeeper

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Buderim Wanderers FC / Football QLD