The Subway Olyroos are in action in the early hours of Wednesday morning for their second AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM Qualifier and here is everything you need to know.
Head Coach Tony Vidmar named his 23-player squad for the two Group I matches in Dushanbe against Laos on Thursday, 7 September at 1:30am AEST and then against hosts Tajikistan on Wednesday, 13 September at 1:30am AEST.
Australia recorded a convincing 7-1 victory over Laos in its opening match thanks to braces from Nishan Velupillay and Noah Botic and contributions from Louis D'Arrigo, Lachlan Brook and Alou Kuol.
To qualify for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM, Australia will need to finish as group winner or be one of the four best second placed teams among all eleven groups.
If the Subway Olyroos are successful in qualifying for next year’s AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024TM, the tournament will also double as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where they need to finish in the top three to automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics as the AFC representatives, while the fourth-best team will play an AFC-CAF play-off match for the final qualification spot.
The matches will be live streamed via Football TV Tajikistan's YouTube Channel: Here or see below.
SUBWAY OLYROOS SQUAD | AFC U23 ASIAN CUPTM QATAR 2024 QUALIFIERS | 30 AUG – 12 SEPT
|NAME||POSITION||CLUB||JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB|
|BILITY, Hosine||DF||CD Mafra||Croydon Kings FC (Football South Australia)|
|BILOKAPIC, Nicholas (Gk)||GK||Peterborough United FC||Sydney United 58 FC (Football New South Wales)|
|BOTIC, Noah||FW||Western United FC||Hurstville ZFC (Football New South Wales)|
|BROOK, Lachlan||FW||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)|
|COOK, Cameron (Gk)||GK||Perth Glory FC||Vikings FC (Football Northern Territory)|
|COURTNEY-PERKINS, Jordan||DF||Rakow Czestochowa||Newmarket SFC (Football Queensland)|
|COX, Ethan (Gk)||GK||Adelaide United FC||Salisbury United FC (Football South Australia)|
|D'ARRIGO, Louis||MF||Unattached||West Torrens Birkalla SC (Football South Australia)|
|DENCH, Matthew||DF||Charlton Athletic (Youth)||ECU Joondalup (Football West)|
|DONNELL, Chris||MF||Fulham FC (Youth)||Rockingham City FC (Football West)|
|FRANCOIS, Marlee||FW||Bristol City FC (Youth)||Camden Tigers FC (Football New South Wales)|
|HOLLMAN, Jake||MF||Macarthur FC||Seaforth FC (Football New South Wales)|
|KUOL, Alou||FW||Central Coast Mariners FC||Shepparton SC (Football Victoria)|
|MAURAGIS, Lucas||DF||Newcastle Jets FC||Merimbula Grasshoppers FC (Football New South Wales)|
|NOVELLO, Jahce||FW||Cosenza Calcio||South West Phoenix FC (Football West)|
|PEUPION, Cameron||FW||Brighton Hove & Albion FC (Youth)||Wakehurst FC (Football New South Wales)|
|RAWLINS, Joshua||DF||FC Utrecht II||Dianella Junior SC (Football West)|
|TALBOT, Callum||DF||Melbourne City FC||Gymea United FC (Football New South Wales)|
|TEAGUE, Ryan||MF||FC Famalicao U23||Maroubra United FC (Football New South Wales)|
|TREWIN, Kai||DF||Brisbane Roar FC||Gungahlin United FC (Capital Football)|
|TRIANTIS, Nectarios||DF||Sunderland AFC||Canterbury Junior FC (Football New South Wales)|
|VELUPILLAY, Nishan||FW||Melbourne Victory FC||Endeavour United SC (Football Victoria)|
|YAZBEK, Patrick||MF||Viking FK||Austral Soccer Club (Football New South Wales)|
AFC U23 Asian CupTM Qatar 2024 Qualifiers – Group I Schedule
Laos v Australia
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Time: 8:30pm (local) / 1:30am AEST (Thursday, 7 September)
Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe
Australia v Tajikistan
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Time: 8:30pm (local) / 1:30am AEST (Wednesday, 13 September)
Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe