The Australia national under-17 football team represents Australia in men's international under-17 football.
The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Australia, Football Australia, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.
Australia is a ten-time OFC champion and a two-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on twelve occasions.
The team's official nickname is the Joeys.
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Every time Yaya Dukuly enters the football pitch, he remembers the sacrifices that have got him there. It will be no different when the Melbourne City teenager dons the green and gold of Australia in Sunday morning's FIFA U-17 World Cup opener against Ecuador. Dukuly's jou