CONFIRMED: Experienced & exciting Socceroos squad set for qualifiers in Melbourne & Muscat

Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold today confirmed Australia’s squad for the nation’s forthcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifiers against Vietnam and Oman in Melbourne and Muscat respectively.

Australia’s squad for the two fixtures features a total of 25 players, including senior Socceroos Mathew Ryan, Mathew Leckie, Trent Sainsbury, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, and Aziz Behich, as well as uncapped Isuzu UTE A-League trio Marco Tilio, Joel King, and Kye Rowles, who were members of the Olyroos’ squad at last year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Arnold said he’s pleased with the squad that will represent the green and gold over the next fortnight, and is delighted to welcome a clutch of youngsters into the Socceroos family as Australia’s quest to qualify for Qatar continues.

“There is no greater honour than to represent your country and the players we’ve selected for January and February 2022 are determined to help our nation take another positive step towards qualification for this year’s FIFA World Cup,” Arnold said.

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“I believe we have selected a balanced roster, and one which offers tactical and positional flexibility and depth. There were some omissions that were extremely difficult to make this window, however as always we have sought to select the strongest possible squad to take on the challenges that we have ahead of us as a group.”

“I am delighted to call up Marco (Tilio), Joel (King), and Kye (Rowles) for the first time, and look forward to them making an impact in training and potentially on their Socceroos debuts. Marco, Joel, and Kye, as well as another Tokyo Olympian, Connor Metcalfe, have been rewarded for their form in the A-League, as well as their potential and attributes that they can add to the national team.”

Twenty four of the 25 players are set to assemble in Melbourne between Sunday and Tuesday, before taking on Vietnam at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Thursday, 27 January 2022 (kick-off 8.10pm AEDT). 

Dynamic midfielder Ajdin Hrustic is suspended for the Vietnam encounter due to yellow card accumulation, and will meet his Socceroos teammates in the Middle East on Saturday week ahead of Australia’s matchday eight fixture against Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

The Socceroos’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifier against Vietnam will be broadcast exclusively live and free across Australia on Thursday on 10 Bold, and simulcast on 10 Play.

Limited tickets are available for next week’s home qualifier at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. The remaining seats can be purchased from Ticketek.

Australia’s match against Oman in Oman will be live and free on Network 10, and simulcast on 10 Play, from 3am on Wednesday, 2 February 2022.

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Club, Country

‘A’ Caps (Goals)

Junior Club
(Member Federation/Country)


Giresunspor, Turkey

47 (2)

Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)


SG Dynamo Dresden, Germany

4 (0)

Modbury Jets SC (Football South Australia)

Martin BOYLE

Hibernian FC, Scotland

12 (5)

Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)



33 (1)

Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)

Mitchell DUKE

Fagiano Okayama, Japan

15 (7)

Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)


Adelaide United FC, Australia

5 (0)

Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)


Sydney FC, Australia

20 (1)

Canowindra Juniors/Bathurst 75 (Football NSW)


Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany

13 (2)

Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)

Jackson IRVINE

FC St. Pauli, Germany

43 (6)

Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)


Aris Thessaloniki, Greece

11 (0)

Green Gully SC (Football Victoria)


Brescia Calcio, Italy

6 (1)

NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)


Sydney FC, Australia

0 (0)

Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)


Melbourne City FC, Australia

67 (13)

Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)


Melbourne City FC, Australia

19 (6)

Green Gully SC (Football Victoria))


Kuwait SC, Kuwait

21 (0)

Para Hills Knights SC (Football South Australia)


Middlesbrough FC, England

7 (0)

Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)


Melbourne City FC, Australia

2 (0)

South Cardiff FC (Northern NSW Football)

Aaron MOOY

Shanghai Port FC, China PR

47 (6)

Carlingford Redbacks FC (Football NSW)

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

2 (0)

Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Real Sociedad, Spain

67 (0)

Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)


Celtic FC, Scotland

51 (9)

Tuggeranong United FC (Capital Football)


Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia

0 (0)

Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)


KV Kortrijk, Belgium

56 (4)

Armadale SC (Football West)


Melbourne City FC, Australia

0 (0)

APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)

Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)

NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands

4 (0)

St Clair United SC (Football NSW)

*Suspended for matchday seven

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar (Final Round)

Matchday 7: Australia v Vietnam
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia 
Kick-off: 8:10pm AEDT
Tickets: Limited tickets remaining via Ticketek  
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia on 10 Bold and simulcast on 10 Play

Matchday 8: Oman v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Venue: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman
Kick-off: 8pm (local); 3am AEDT – Wednesday, 2 February 2022
Broadcast: Live and free in Australia on Network 10 and simulcast on 10 Play