Gary van Egmond finalises Young Socceroos squad for 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers

Australia’s Young Socceroos will travel to Chinese Taipei today (Sunday) ahead of their three Group H qualification matches for the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship.

Head Coach Gary van Egmond has had an extended squad in camp in the City of Gold Coast for a training camp over the past week, however has now finalised his 23-player roster for upcoming matches against Laos (6/11), Macau (8/11), and Chinese Taipei (10/11) in Kaohsiung over the next seven days.

Twenty-one of Australia’s representatives for the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers hail from Hyundai A-League clubs, while two players – goalkeeper Kai Calderbank-Park and midfielder Alberto Del Grosso – are aligned with clubs abroad. 

Australia can qualify for the 16-nation 2020 AFC U-19 Championship, which will be hosted next October in Uzbekistan, by winning their group or by finishing as one of the four-best second-place sides across Asia’s eleven qualification groups.

The 2020 AFC U-19 Championship will serve as the qualification process for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2021.

REPORT: Botic double downs Nigeria to keep Joeys' FIFA U-17 World Cup™ dream alive
AUSSIES ABROAD: Smith in MLS Cup final as Sounders stun LAFC

Adelaide United's Louis D'Arrigo
Adelaide United's Louis D'Arrigo

Young Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers (Group H) | Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei

Name

Club

Thomas AQUILINA

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Jay BARNETT

Melbourne Victory, Australia

Jordan BOS

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Lachlan BROOK

Adelaide United FC, Australia

KAI CALDERBANK-PARK (Gk)

Burnley FC, England

Jarrod CARLUCCIO

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Lachlan CONSTABLE

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Cameron COOK (Gk)

Adelaide United FC, Australia

Louis D’ARRIGO

Adelaide United FC, Australia

Alberto DEL GROSSO

Cittadella Primavera, Italy

Tom FAY

Sydney FC, Australia

Mitch GRAHAM

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Jake HOLLMAN

Sydney FC, Australia

Gianluca IANNUCCI

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Noah JAMES (Gk)

Newcastle Jets FC, Australia

Fabian MONGE

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Noah PAGDEN

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Kristian POPOVIC

Perth Glory FC, Australia

John ROBERTS

Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia

Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ

Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia

Callum TALBOT

Sydney FC, Australia

Marco TILIO

Sydney FC, Australia

Kai TREWIN

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Young Socceroos Match Schedule | 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers (Group H)

Australia v Laos
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEDT)

Macau v Australia
Date: Friday, 8 November 2019
Location: National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Kick-off: 4.00pm (local); 7.00pm (AEDT)

Australia v Chinese Taipei
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Location: National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local); 10.00pm (AEDT)

AUSSIES ABROAD: Ryan and Irvine enjoy big wins in England
REACTION: 'Commitment and belief' powered Joeys to beat Nigeria says Morgan