Subway Young Socceroos squad named for South American tour

Subway Young Socceroos Head Coach, Trevor Morgan has selected a 23-man squad for a tour of South America – taking in fixtures against Uruguay and Chile – during the June FIFA Men’s International Window.


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The tour represents the beginning of a busy period of activity for some of the most promising talent from Australia’s U-20 cohort, featuring players from domestic leagues across the world as well as the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

Miguel Di Pizio (Central Coast Mariners FC) will arrive in camp off the back of whirlwind few months in club football, which was capped off by an A-League Championship win over the weekend, in which the AC United FC (Football NSW) junior became the youngest goal scorer in men’s National League Grand Final history.

Alexander Badolato (Western Sydney Wanderers FC), Daniel Bennie (Perth Glory FC), Luka Jovanovic (Adelaide United FC) and Thomas Waddingham (Brisbane Roar FC) have been rewarded with selection following strong performances in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men this season.

Max Caputo has also been named from the Isuzu UTE A-League Men, after receiving Melbourne City FC’s Rising Star Award at the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Sebastian Esposito (US Lecce) will join his first national team camp since his recent move to Italy, while Louis Agosti (AC Perugia Calcio), Paul Okon-Engstler (S.L Benfica), Anthony Pavlesic (FC Bayern Munich) and Dimitri Valkanis (AEK Athens) have been selected.

The Subway Young Socceroos will assemble in Montevideo to begin preparations for their first fixture with Uruguay on June 5, before relocating to Santiago for back-to-back matches against Chile on June 8 and 11.

Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach, Trevor Morgan said the tour would play an important role in the development of his squad.

“As part of our strategy, following on from matches against European opponents late last year, we’re exposing the boys to completely different opposition, playing styles and conditions, some of which they’ll have never experienced before,” Morgan said.

“These types of opportunities are so valuable for the broader education and development of young players, which we’ll reap the benefits of in years to come.

“I’m really excited about the quality we’ve got right across both this squad and the entire age group, selecting only 23 players was difficult, but I feel we’ve got a great balance in this squad as we look at what’s ahead in 2024,” concluded Morgan.

The Subway Young Socceroos are set to compete in the AFF U-19 Youth Championship to be hosted in Indonesia during July, along with activity scheduled for the September FIFA Men’s International Window before the AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2025™ Qualifiers later that same month.

SUBWAY YOUNG SOCCEROOS SQUAD | JUNE FIFA MEN’S INTERNATIONAL WINDOW

NAME

POSITION

CLUB

JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

Louis AGOSTI

Midfielder

AC Perugia Calcio

Five Dock FC / Football NSW

Alexander BADOLATO

Midfielder

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Sylvania Heights FC / Football NSW

Daniel BENNIE

Midfielder

Perth Glory FC

Sorrento FC / Football West

Bailey BRANDTMAN

Attacker

Central Coast Mariners FC

Caloundra City Private School / Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sports Association

Max CAPUTO

Attacker

Melbourne City FC

Essendon Royals SC / Football VIC

Jesse CAMERON

Defender

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Winston Hills FC / Football NSW

Frans DELI

Midfielder

Macarthur Bulls FC

Fairfield Hotspurs FC / Football NSW

Miguel DI PIZIO

Midfielder

Central Coast Mariners FC

AC United FC / Football NSW

Sebastian ESPOSITO

Defender

US Lecce

Brunswick City SC / Football VIC

Steven HALL

Goalkeeper

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Para Hills Junior SC / Football SA

Joshua INSERRA

Defender

Melbourne Victory FC

Fawkner SC / Football VIC

Luka JOVANOVIC

Attacker

Adelaide United FC

Fk Beograd / Football SA

Zach LISOLAJSKI

Defender

Western United FC

Sydenham Park SC / Football VIC

Paul OKON-ENGSTLER

Midfielder

S.L. Benfica

Marconi Stallions / Football NSW

Bailey O’NEIL

Defender

Adelaide United FC

Western Strikers / Football SA

Anthony PAVLESIC

Goalkeeper

FC Bayern Munich

Sydney United 58 FC / Football NSW

Kayne RAZMOVSKI

Midfielder

Melbourne Victory FC

Altona City Soccer Club / Football VIC

Alexander ROBINSON

Goalkeeper

Macarthur Bulls FC

Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC / Football NSW

Zane SCHREIBER

Defender

Melbourne City FC

Bomaderry SC / Football NSW

Dimitri VALKANIS

Defender

AEK Athens

Metro Stars FC / Football SA

Thomas WADDINGHAM

Attacker

Brisbane Roar FC

Edge Hill United FC / Football QLD

Rhys YOULLEY

Midfielder

K.V.C. Westerlo

Marconi Stallions / Football NSW

Jonny YULL

Midfielder

Adelaide United FC

West Torrens Birkalla SC / Football SA

MATCH DETAILS

Subway Young Socceroos v Uruguay

Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Complejo Uruguay Celeste, Montevideo

Kick-off: 10.00am local / 11.00pm AEST

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile

Saturday, 8 June 2024

Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar, La Calera

Kick-off: 4.00pm local / 6.00am AEST (Sunday, 9 June)

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

ANFP Federacion de Futbol de Chile, Santiago

Kick-off: 5.00pm local / 7.00am AEST (Wednesday, 12 June)

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