Dimitri Petratos replaces Massimo Luongo in Socceroos’ squad

Football Federation Australia has advised that Newcastle Jet Dimitri Petratos has replaced Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo in the Caltex Socceroos’ squad for the forthcoming FIFA window.

Luongo played in England overnight however has been managing a minor knee issue, and following discussions with Australia’s coaching and medical staff it has been decided not to risk him over the coming weeks. 

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach, Graham Arnold, said: “Massimo (Luongo) pulled up sore after coming off in last night’s game and due to the short turnaround between now and Thursday’s match, combined with the long-haul flight from Europe, we have decided not to take any risks with him and will bring Dimitri (Petratos) in.”

Tickets for Thursday’s match between Australia and Nepal are available via socceroos.com.au.

The fixture will also be broadcast live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.

Caltex Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 7-15 October 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Mustafa AMINI

AGF Aarhus, Denmark

7 (0)

Aziz BEHICH

Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey

37 (2)

Brandon BORRELLO

SC Freiburg, Germany

2 (0)

Milos DEGENEK

Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

27 (1)

Apostolos GIANNOU

AEK Larnaca, Cyprus

11 (2)

Craig GOODWIN

Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia

4 (0)

Rhyan GRANT

Sydney FC, Australia

9 (0)

Ajdin HRUSTIC

FC Groningen, Netherlands

1 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Hull City, England

31 (3)

James JEGGO

Austria Wien, Austria

3 (0)

Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk)

Nagoya Grampus, Japan

8 (0)

Mathew LECKIE

Hertha BSC, Germany

62 (11)

Awer MABIL

FC Midtylland, Denmark

11 (4)

Jamie MACLAREN

Melbourne City FC, Australia

13 (1)

Mark MILLIGAN

Southend United, England

79 (6)

Aaron MOOY

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

40 (6)

Dimitri PETRATOS

Newcastle Jets, Australia

3 (0)

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

1 (0)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

56 (0)

Brad SMITH

Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America

20 (0)

Harry SOUTTAR

Fleetwood Town, England

0 (0)

Adam TAGGART

Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic

9 (3)

Bailey WRIGHT

Bristol City, England

23 (1)

Next Match – Caltex Socceroos – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Australia v Nepal
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 8.00pm (AEDT)
Tickets: Tickets on sale via socceroos.com.au
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers