23-man Caltex Socceroos squad for vital WCQs

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou has named his final 23-player squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.

Postecoglou has settled on a very experienced playing group with Awer Mabil and Danny Vukovic the only uncapped players.

With the results from these two upcoming matches critical, Postecoglou is looking forward to the challenge.

“Throughout this qualification campaign we have looked to evolve and improve from match to match,” said Postecoglou.

“I believe that the players that we have named today are ready for these two very important matches.

“Our focus is to get a positive result against Japan and then look to finish the group stage with a win on home soil in Melbourne against Thailand,” concluded Postecoglou.

The Caltex Socceroos will begin to assemble in Tokyo from Sunday 27 August 2017.

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Caltex Socceroos 23-Player squad for the following matches / tournaments:

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier v Japan (Saitama; 31 August 2017)
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier v Thailand (Melbourne; 5 September 2017)

 Name

Club, Country

A International Caps (Goals)

Mustafa AMINI

Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF), Denmark

1 (0)

Tim CAHILL

Melbourne City FC, Australia

100 (48)

Milos DEGENEK

Yokohama F. Marinos, Japan

11 (0)

Alex GERSBACH

Rosenborg BK, Norway

3 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Burton Albion FC, England

13 (1)

Tomi JURIC

FC Luzern, Switzerland

26 (7)

Robbie KRUSE

VfL Bochum, Germany

55 (4)

Mitchell LANGERAK

VfB Stuttgart, Germany

8 (0)

Mathew LECKIE

Hertha BSC, Germany

44 (5)

Massimo LUONGO

Queens Park Rangers FC, England

29 (5)

Awer MABIL

F.C. Paços de Ferreira, Portugal

-

Jamie MACLAREN

SV Darmstadt 98, Germany

4 (0)

Ryan McGOWAN

Al-Sharjah, UAE

20 (0)

Mark MILLIGAN

Melbourne Victory, Australia

59 (6)

Aaron MOOY

Huddersfield Town AFC, England

26 (5)

Tom ROGIC

Celtic FC, Scotland

27 (7)

Mathew RYAN

Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England

35 (0)

Trent SAINSBURY

Jiangsu Suning FC, China PR

27 (3)

Brad SMITH

AFC Bournemouth, England

15 (0)

Matthew SPIRANOVIC

Hangzhou Greentown FC, China PR

34 (0)

James TROISI

Melbourne Victory, Australia

32 (5)

Daniel VUKOVIC

KRC Genk, Belgium

-

Bailey WRIGHT

Bristol City FC, England

18 (1)

MATCH DETAILS - 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Japan v Caltex Socceroos

Thursday 31 August 2017

Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan

Kick-Off: 7.35pm (local) (8:35pm AEST)

The match will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and the Nine Network


Caltex Socceroos v Thailand

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 8:00pm (AEST)

The match will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and the Nine Network

For more information regarding ticketing please visit www.socceroos.com.au/tickets