They're back: Mooy, Rogic and more return for September's qualifiers

After missing out on June's first Socceroos action in 18 months, there are plenty of exciting additions itching for their chance to finally pull on the Green and Gold again come September. 

The likes of Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani all return to camp as Australia kicks off its final phase of FIFA World Cup Qualifying against China and Vietnam.

Following Graham Arnold's announcement of his 27/28-man squad for the upcoming window, here is your chance to reacquaint yourself with all of the returning members. 

Aus v China

Daniel Arzani 

Debut: 01/06/18 v Czech Republic

Socceroos cap number: 596

Caps (Goals): 6 (1)

Club: Lommel SK (Belgium)

Following on from his impressive performances ffor the Olyroos at Tokyo 2020, Daniel Arzani is back in Socceroos camp.

After bursting onto the scene during the World Cup year of 2018, the technical winger has endured a tough time at club level. 

But he is slowly but surely gathering some serious game time and momentum, aided by a recent loan move to Belgian outfit Lommel, and is back on the path to fulfilling his immense potential.

Three Peruvian players surround Daniel Arzani in the game in Sochi.

James Jeggo

Debut: 20/11/2018 v Lebanon

Socceroos Cap Number: 601

Caps (Goals): 5 (0)

Current Club: Aris Thessaloniki FC (Greece)

After missing out on June's action due to injury, Jimmy Jeggo is back fit and ready to add to his five international caps. 

Since making his Socceroos debut in 2018, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength, playing his club football in Austria and Greece.

James Jeggo

Aaron Mooy

Debut: 07/12/2012 v Guam

Socceroos cap number: 558

Caps (Goals): 43 (6)

Current Club: Shanghai Port FC

A Socceroo who needs no introduction, Aaron Mooy is back. 

The former Brighton and Huddersfield midfielder was unavailable for June's window due to personal reasons, but is back on board heading into round 3. 

Just in case his outstanding ball-playing ability was not enough, his experience playing in the Chinese Super League is sure to come in handy when the Socceroos take on China. 

Aaron Mooy

Tom Rogic

Debut: 14/11/2012 v South Korea

Socceroos Cap Number: 548

Caps (Goals): 47 (9)

Current Club: Celtic (Scotland)

One of the most creative and technical players Australia has produced, Rogic is now consistently delivering on the ability that has been evident from his attention-grabbing first season with Central Coast Mariners.

Rogic has represented the Socceroos at a Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup, where he has proven time and time again that he is capable of springing up a moment of magic when the side need it. 

After a difficult period with injuries, which impacted his involvement in June's qualifiers, Rogic has enjoyed a renaissance of form and game time under former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, and enters Australia’s final step of FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying in red-hot form.

Tom Rogic on the ball against Jordan.

Bailey Wright

Debut: 8/9/14 v Saudi Arabia

Socceroos Cap Number: 576

Caps (Goals): 24 (1)

Current Club: Sunderland AFC (England)

Bailey Wright has earned a re-call to the Socceroos, after being unavailable for June’s squad following the birth of his daughter Koa.

The dependable defender has spent over a decade in Britain, playing for the likes of Preston North End and Bristol City before signing for Sunderland, who he played for in last season’s League One playoffs but missing out on the promotion place secured by Kenny Dougall’s Blackpool.

The 29-year will be ready to slot in wherever required within the Socceroos backline.

Bailey Wright