Socceroos Abroad: Last audition for stars as March qualifiers loom ahead

As the international window draws closer, we wrap up all of the mid-week action and look ahead to another exciting weekend of Socceroos Abroad action.  

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Subway Socceroos

The mid-week action kicked off in England on Wednesday, where Cameron Burgess (cap #633) played a full game and Massimo Luongo (cap #571) also started and was substituted in the 60th minute on Wednesday for Ipswich Town in a last-minute 3-2 win over Bristol City. The result leaves Ipswich equal second on the ladder.

They return to action on Saturday at 11pm (AEDT) against Cardiff City.

Elsewhere in the championship, Riley McGree (cap #609) started and played 80 minutes while Samuel Silvera (cap #634) came off the bench in the 70th minute as Middlesbrough beat Norwich City 3-1 on Thursday. Tom Glover was an unused substitute. They travel to QPR on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

Also, Harry Souttar's (cap #606) Leicester City face Hull City on Sunday at 2am (AEDT).

In League One, Gethin Jones (cap #639) played a full game for Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday in a 2-2 draw with Barnsley. They return to action on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Exeter City.

Elsewhere in League One, Kusini Yengi (cap #638) is likely to feature for Portsmouth FC when they face Blackpool on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) while Callum Elder (cap #614) could feature again for Derby County when they face Bristol Rovers at the same time.

In the Europa Conference League, Joe Gauci (cap #631) was on the bench again for Aston Villa on Friday as they drew 0-0 with Ajax away. He could be on the bench again the Premier League when they face Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham on Monday at 12am (AEDT).

In the Saudi Pro League, Craig Goodwin (cap #562) came off at half time for Al-Wehda in a 1-0 loss to Damac on Friday.

Aziz Behich (cap #547) was not in the squad for Al Nassr as they lost 3-1 to Al-Raed on Friday in the Pro League. He could appear again in the Asian Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday at 6am (AEDT) when they face Al Ain the second leg. 

In the Saudi Second Division, Connor Pain (cap #565) could line up again for Al-Orobah FC when they host Al Safa on Monday at 12:15am (AEDT).

To Qatar now, where Trent Sainsbury (cap #574) played a full game for Al-Wakrah as they lost 3-0 to Al Rayyan on Thursday. He is likely to feature again on Monday at 4am (AEDT) when they host Al-Duhail.

Over to the Scottish Premiership, where Keanu Baccus (cap #628) is likely to feature for St Mirren when they face Kilmarnock on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

Elsewhere, Ryan McGowan (cap #546) could play for St Johnstone when they travel to Celtic Park at the same time. 

In the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, Martin Boyle (cap #599), Lewis Miller (cap #635), and Olyroo Nectarios Triantis could be in action when Hibernian host Rangers on Monday at 4:30am (AEDT). 

Elsewhere in the Scottish Cup, Cameron Devlin (cap #625), Nathaniel Atkinson (cap #620), Kye Rowles (cap #622), and Subway Olyroo Calem Nieuwenhof could also take to the field when Hearts face Greenock Morton on Tuesday at 6:45am (AEDT) as they look to progress in the competition and build on last week's unexpected victory over Celtic. 

In the Scottish League One, Dylan McGowan (cap #590) should feature for Hamilton Academical when they face FC Edinburgh on Sunday at 2am (AEDT). 

Moving to the Netherlands’ Eredivisie, where Mathew Ryan (cap #555) should be in goal for AZ Alkmaar when they host Excelsior Rotterdam on Sunday at 10:15pm (AEDT). AZ currently occupies fourth and will earn a Europa Conference League qualifier if they hold onto their position. 

Following his first goal for the club last weekend, Ajdin Hrustic (cap #589) could start again for Heracles Almelo as they travel to Feyenoord on Monday at 6am (AEDT), with the team looking to climb up the Eredivisie ladder.

Finally, Garang Kuol (cap #627) might get some minutes as FC Volendam take on PEC Zwolle on Monday at 12:30am (AEDT).

Over to the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, where Jackson Irvine (cap #568) and Connor Metcalfe's (cap #611) St. Pauli will be looking to bounce back from defeat last week when they face Hertha Berlin on Sunday at 11:30pm (AEDT). 

AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 squad member John Iredale might also get on the pitch in the 2. Bundesliga when SV Wehen Wiesbaden host Hannover 96 on Saturday at 11pm (AEDT). 

There is more Socceroos action to be expected in Belgium’s First Division A.

Starting with Jordan Bos (cap #632) who looks likely to start for Westerlo against Mechelen on Saturday at 6:45 am (AEDT).

Jason Davidson (cap #545) should be in line to start for K.A.S. Eupen when they host STVV on Monday at 5:15am (AEDT), looking to end a six-game losing streak in the league.

In injury news, Aiden O’Neill (cap #629) tore the medial collateral ligament of his left ankle during last week's match against KAA Gent and is expected to be unavailable for four weeks.

Over to Italy's Serie B, where Alessandro Circati (cap #637) is likely to appear again for Parma when they look to extend their lead at the top against Brescia on Saturday at 6:30am (AEDT). 

Fran Karacic (cap #607) could also appear in the  Croatian Football League when NK Rudeš travel to NK Lokomotiva on Sunday at 1am (AEDT). 

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland (cap #508) should feature for Austria Wien when they end the regular season against WSG Tirol on Monday at 3am (AEDT) as they hope to move into the Championship round. 

Over to Asia, where Mitchell Duke (cap #559) should feature in the Machida Zelvia team for their home fixture against league leaders Kashima Antlers on Saturday at 4:00 pm (AEDT) J. League. With a win and a draw to open the season for both sides, it should be an interesting affair at the Machida Athletic Stadium.

Also in the competition, Thomas Deng (cap #598) should start again for Albirex Niigata on Saturday at 4pm (AEDT) when they face Mitchell Langerak's (cap #566) Nagoya Grampus.

In South Korea, Harrison Delbridge's (cap #623) Incheon United continue their K League 1 campaign, traveling to Jesse Lingard's FC Seoul on Sunday at 6pm (AEDT).

Kenny Dougall (cap #608) will target another win with Buriram United when they host Chonburi on Sunday at 10pm (AEDT) in the Thai League.

Dimitri Petratos (cap #593) and Jason Cummings (cap #626) could both be in the starting lineup for Mohun Bagan SG as they travel to East Bengal on Monday at 1am (AEDT) in the Indian Super League.

Brad Smith (cap #575) came off the bench in the 88th minute for Houston Dynamo in their 1-0 CONCACAF Champions Cup loss to Columbus on Thursday.

Subway Olyroos

As mentioned earlier, Nectarios Triantis' Hibernian host Rangers on Monday at 4:30am (AEDT) while Calem Nieuwenhof's Hearts face Greenock Morton on Tuesday at 6:45am (AEDT) as they look to progress in the Scottish Cup. 

In Denmark, Tyrese Francois could appear again for Vejle Boldklub against Odense Boldklub on Monday at 12am (AEDT).

Nicholas Bilokapic was on the bench for Peterborough United’s 5-1 win over Northampton Town on Wednesday. He is likely to be on the bench again in EFL League One on Sunday at 2am (AEDT) against Burton.

Jahce Novello could feature when Cosenza host Cittadella on Monday at 12am (AEDT) in Serie B. 

In the K-League 1's, Alexandar Popovic will be hoping to build on his full debut for Gwangju FC when they host Gangwon on Sunday at 6:30pm (AEDT). 

Louis D'Arrigo will next be in action for Lechia Gdansk against Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała in Poland's I liga on Sunday at 10:40pm (AEDT).