Australia's national U-23 football team have been drawn in Group F, alongside Myanmar, Singapore, and Brunei in the qualification process for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship to be held in China.
Australia will need to finish on top of Group F to guarantee qualification.
The qualifying campaign begins on 19 July 2017, with Australia playing Brunei in the opening game of the group. All matches in Group F will be held in Myanmar.
Ten groups of four were drawn today in Kuala Lumpur.
The ten group winners and five best runners up qualify to the final tournament, which will be held in China in January 2018.
If China is among the ten group winners or five best runners up, the sixth best runner up will also qualify for the final tournament.
A 22-player Australian development squad will assemble in Spain for a training camp from 20-28 March 2017.
The nine-day camp looks to identify future Socceroos, but will also play in two training matches against Austria and Finland’s national U-21 teams.
With the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship restricted to players born on or after 1 January 1995, every player selected in the camp for Spain will be eligible for selection for the qualifying campaign.
Australia's matches in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualifying campaign are:
19 July 2017 - Australia v Brunei
21 July 2017 - Singapore v Australia
23 July 2017 - Australia v Myanmar
Heat, humidity, altitude and air miles: what the Caltex Socceroos can expect on the road to Qatar
The Caltex Socceroos? road to Qatar 2022 is likely to be a long and winding one, featuring intense heat, humidity, altitude and countless air miles. Having received a bye through their first round of Asian Football Confederation qualifying for FIFA World Cup 2022, Graham Arnol
‘I’m loving being back’: Behich beams about return to Turkey
Caltex Socceroos defender Aziz Behich has his sights set on Champions League football with new club ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir FK after making a ?smooth transition? back into Turkish Football. After spending last season in Holland at PSV Eindhoven, Behich has returned to Turkey where
Gary van Egmond names maiden Young Socceroos squad
New Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary van Egmond today named his maiden squad in charge of Australia?s under-20 men?s national football team. Van Egmond has selected 30 players for a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from Sunday, 28 July 2019 to Fri
Behich: Caltex Socceroos can ‘make a statement in Asia’ on the road to Qatar
Aziz Behich has vowed the Caltex Socceroos are ready to ?make a statement in Asia? during their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. The group stage of the second round of Asian Football Confederation qualifiers was drawn on Wednesday night and pitted Australia up against