Martin Boyle withdrawn from Socceroos’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ squad

Socceroos winger Martin Boyle will not participate in this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament after he succumbed to a knee injury.

Head Coach Graham Arnold said Boyle and the team medical staff had done everything to try and prepare Boyle for the tournament, but were forced to rule him out last night.

“We all feel for Martin and it is a cruel blow for him on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. He has been an integral part of our journey to get to Qatar and we thank him for everything he has given the Socceroos during this campaign. We also thank his club, who have done everything possible from their end to try and help. He will be back and we can’t wait to see him in the green and gold again next year,” Arnold said.

As a result, Melbourne City FC winger Marco Tilio will come into the squad.

The 21-year-old has been with the Socceroos in Doha since Tuesday and has been participating in all sessions with the main group since his arrival.

“Marco has done everything that has been asked of him to be ready for this tournament,” Arnold explained. He was an important member of our Tokyo 2020 Olympic team, he has started the A-League Men’s season well and he is familiar with the national team set up and we are looking forward to what he can bring to our squad for the tournament,” Arnold concluded.

Tilio joins Melbourne City FC team-mates Mathew Leckie and Jamie Maclaren, and becomes the eighth player from the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s competition in the final 26-man squad.


Socceroos Squad | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


Current Club, Country

‘A’ Caps (Goals)

Junior Club 
(Member Federation/Country)

Nathaniel ATKINSON

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

5 (0)

Riverside Olympic FC / Football Tasmania


St Mirren, Scotland

1 (0)

Parklea FC / Football NSW


Dundee United, Scotland

53 (2)

Meadow Park SC / Football Victoria


Central Coast Mariners, Australia

1 (1)

Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale FC (Scotland)


Columbus Crew, USA

38 (1)

Blacktown City FC / Football NSW

Thomas DENG

Albirex Niigata, Japan

2 (0)

Adelaide Blue Eagles / Football South Australia

Cameron DEVLIN

Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

1 (0)

Sutherland Sharks / Football NSW

Mitchell DUKE

Fagiano Okayama, Japan

21 (8)

Liverpool Rangers SC / Football NSW


Adelaide United, Australia

10 (1)

Munro Para City FC / Football South Australia


Hellas Verona FC, Italy

20 (3)

Heatherton United SC / Football Victoria

Jackson IRVINE

FC St. Pauli, Germany

49 (7)

Ringwood City SC / Football Victoria


Brescia Calcio, Italy

11 (1)

NK Lokomotiva / Croatia


Odense Boldklub, Denmark

4 (0)

Shellharbour Junior FC / Football NSW

Garang KUOL

Central Coast Mariners, Australia

1 (0)

Goulburn Valley Suns / Football Victoria


Melbourne City FC, Australia

73 (13)

Brimbank Stallions FC / Football Victoria


Cadiz CF, Spain

29 (8)

Saint Augustines FC / Football South Australia


Melbourne City FC, Australia

26 (8)

Green Gully SC / Football Victoria


Middlesbrough FC, England

11 (1)

Gawler Eagles FC / Football South Australia

Aaron MOOY

Celtic FC, Scotland

53 (7)

Carlingford Redbacks FC / Football NSW

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

4 (0)

Gosford City Dragons FC / Football NSW


Heart of Midlothian, Scotland

3 (0)

Palm Beach SC / Football QLD

Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt)

FC Copenhagen, Denmark

75 (0)

Blacktown City FC / Football NSW


Stoke City, England

10 (6)

Brechin City Boys Club (Scotland)


Melbourne City, Australia

5 (0)

 APIA Leichhardt FC / Sydney Olympic FC / Football NSW

Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)

Central Coast Mariners, Australia

4 (0)

St Clair United SC / Football NSW


Sunderland AFC, England

27 (2)

Langwarrin SC / Football Victoria


FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Schedule (Group Stage)

Australia vs France

Tuesday, 22 November 10.00pm local / Wednesday, 23 November 6:00am AEDT

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Australia vs Tunisia

Saturday, 26 November 1.00pm local / Saturday, 26 November 9:00pm AEDT

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Australia vs Denmark

Wednesday, 30 November, 6.00pm local / Thursday, 1 December 2:00am AEDT

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Every match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be shown live and free in Australia on SBS and SBS On Demand.