In preparation for their AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers in September, the Subway Olyroos will participate in the prestigious Maurice Revello Tournament in Aix-en-Provence, France from 5 June – 18 June 2023.
Joining Australia’s U-23 men’s national team will be eleven other U-23 national teams from across the globe including Bolivia, Costa Rica, France, Ivory Coast, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Togo, and Venezuela.
As a minimum, teams will play four matches, where they have been drawn into three groups, with the top team and the best placed runner-up progressing to the semi-finals, and the other teams contesting a further ranking game.
The Subway Olyroos feature in Group B with Mexico, Qatar and Togo.
This will be the first time since its inception in 1967 that Australia has competed at this world-renowned tournament, which Subway Olyroos’ Head Coach Tony Vidmar says will be ideal preparation for the squad heading into an important seven months.
“To be able to play a minimum of four matches against quality international opposition will be invaluable as we prepare for September’s AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers, where the Asian Cup will double as Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers,” said Vidmar.
“Nothing beats playing competitive matches, and to be drawn against teams from three different confederations in Mexico, Qatar and Togo will provide a strong test for our players as we build towards the qualifiers.
“Australia’s place at this tournament is only possible through Football Australia’s commitment and support of the U-23s program, and I would like to extend my thanks to those involved for making our participation happen,” concluded Vidmar.
Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 – Draw
Group A: Costa Rica, France, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela
Group B: Australia, Mexico, Qatar, Togo
Group C: Bolivia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Panama
Subway Olyroos’ Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 – Group Schedule
2.00pm (local) Tuesday, 6 June vs Qatar at Aubagne
2.00pm (local) Friday, 9 June vs Togo at Mallemort
2.00pm (local) Monday, 12 June vs Mexico at Aubagne
Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 – Ranking Matches – Schedule
2.00pm (local), Thursday, 14 June: 11th vs 12th and 7th vs 8th at Arles & Miramas
6.00pm (local), Thursday, 14 June: 9th vs 10th and 5th vs 6th at Arles & Miramas
Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 – Semi-Finals – Schedule
2.30pm (local) Friday, 15 June: Semi-Final #1 at Salon
6.00pm (local) Friday, 15 June: Semi-Final #2 at Salon
Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 – Finals – Schedule
2.30pm (local) Sunday, 18 June: 3rd vs 4th at Salon
6.00pm (local) Sunday, 18 June: Final at Salon
A championship system will be in operation for this tournament, where each team is playing for three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a defeat. In the event of a tie at the end of a match, a penalty shoot-out will be held. The team that wins the penalty shoot-out will receive an additional point in the ranking.
Australia’s 24-player squad for Maurice Revello Tournament 2023 will be selected in late May.