Aussies Abroad Preview: Socceroos return to club football around the world

With Socceroos returning to their clubs across the globe, a Scottish Cup semi-finals, all-Aussie Championship clash and potential La Liga reunion headline the action coming up.

As our Socceroos head back to their clubs, check out exactly when our Aussies Abroad will be playing over the coming days!

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Martin Boyle’s Hibernian are set for a highly anticipated Scottish Cup semi-final on Monday morning at 3am (AEDT).

Hibs are taking on Rangers, who recently appointed Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their new boss following the departure of Steven Gerrard. 

Staying in Scotland, Tom Rogic is not likely to be fit in time for Celtic’s own cup semi-final against St Johnstone at 4.15am (AEDT) on Sunday morning - however is expected to return to action in the coming weeks. 

In Spain’s La Liga, goalkeeper Maty Ryan will be looking to keep Real Sociedad on top of the table when they face his former side Valencia on Monday morning at 7am (AEDT).

In the English Championship, Callum Elder’s Hull City are looking to escape the relegation zone when they host Riley McGree’s 15th-placed Birmingham City on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT).

At the same time, midfielder Kenny Dougall’s Blackpool have been in strong form and can finish the round as high as fifth if they beat Swansea and results go in their favour.

Over in Greece, James Jeggo’s Aris Thessaloniki face Giannina who sit two places above them in fifth, with kick-off scheduled for Sunday morning at 4:30am (AEDT).

Speedster Awer Mabil will be looking to extend FC Midtylland’s five-point lead at the top of the Danish Superliga when they face Brondby on Monday morning at 4am (AEDT).

Elsewhere in Denmark, Lawrence Thomas’ SønderjyskE host third-placed Aab on Tuesday morning at 5am (AEDT).

In Germany, Ajdin Hrustic will likely play some part in Eintracht Frankfurt’s away trip to SC Freiberg on Sunday morning at 1.30am (AEDT)

In the 2. Bundesliga, Jackson Irvine’s FC St. Pauli will be looking to extend their narrow one-point lead at top of the ladder when they travel to fourth-placed Darmstadt on Saturday evening at 11.30pm (AEDT).

In Belgium, defender Trent Sainsbury’s KV Kortrijk travel to Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht on Sunday evening at 11.30pm (AEDT).

Towering centre-back Milos Degenek will take the field for Red Star Belgrade, who will be looking to close the gap on Partizan at the top of the league when they travel to Mladost Lucani on Sunday evening at 11.30pm (AEDT).

To Holland, Danny Vukovic and his NEC Nijmegen teammates take on AZ Alkmaar on Sunday morning at 6am (AEDT).

In France’s Ligue 2, Denis Genreau’s Toulouse FC will be looking to further extend its slender lead at the top with a win against fourth-placed Sochaux on Sunday morning at 1am (AEDT).

To Turkey, where Aziz Behich’s Giresunspor face a crunch game with Yeni Malatyaspor, with both sides separated by just one point.

Fran Karačić’s Brescia will be playing Vincenza away in Serie B at 4:30am (AEDT) on Sunday morning.

Newcomer to the Australia senior setup Gianni Stensness will be hoping to get further minutes for Norwegian side Viking FK when they host Haugesund on Sunday morning at 4am (AEDT).

Finishing in Japan, where Australia’s goalscorer against China Mitchell Duke will be hoping to continue his good form for Fagiano Okyama, who host Kyoto Sanga on Saturday afternoon at 6pm (AEDT).