Young Socceroos squad finalised for 2019 AFF U-18 Championship

Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary van Egmond today confirmed his 23-player squad to compete at this month’s 2019 AFF U-18 Championship in Vietnam.

Following a week of training at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra, van Egmond has finalised his squad to venture to Vietnam today.

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Australia’s squad for the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship is made up of 19 players currently contracted to Hyundai A-League clubs, two players from National Premier Leagues (NSW) outfits, one foreign-based player, while one player is currently uncontracted. 

“We enjoyed a really good week of training at the AIS and now our focus shifts to our matches in Vietnam commencing next Wednesday,” van Egmond said. 

Gary van Egmond
Young Socceroos head coach Gary van Egmond.

“Playing fixtures against Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore over the space of nine days will provide this group with exposure to the demands of international football, and help us to prepare for our 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers to be held in Chinese Taipei in November.

“We expect to perform strongly at the upcoming AFF U-18 Championship however also see the competition as a great development opportunity for this group of players, many of whom are at the start of their professional careers,” he said. 

The 2019 AFF U-18 Championship will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 6 to 19. 

Australia's Group B games will be played between August 7 and 15. The Semi Finals of the AFF U-18 Championship will be held in Binh Duong on August 17, with the Final to be played in Thong Nhat on August 19. 

  • You can stream the entire tournament – hosted by the Vietnam Football Federation – by CLICKING HERE when the Young Socceroos match is scheduled to kick-off.

Young Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Name

Club

Noah JAMES (Gk)

Newcastle Jets FC, Australia

Thomas AQUILINA

Sutherlands Sharks FC (NSW NPL), Australia

Alec MILLS

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Kristian POPOVIC

Perth Glory FC, Australia

Ryan GOODHEW

Newcastle Jets FC, Australia

Louis D’ARRIGO

Adelaide United FC, Australia

Jarrod CARLUCCIO

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Fabian MONGE

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Harry MCCARTHY

Manly United FC (NSW NPL), Australia

Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ

Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia

Lochlan CONSTABLE

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Jackson LEE (Gk)

Perth Glory FC, Australia

Kai TREWIN

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Jake HOLLMAN

Sydney FC, Australia

Noah PAGDEN

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Bradley CHICK

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Marco TILIO

Sydney FC, Australia

Kai CALDERBANK-PARK (Gk)

Burnley FC, England

Gianluca IANNUCCI

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Lachlan BROOK

Adelaide United FC, Australia

Thomas FAY

Sydney FC, Australia

Lleyton BROOKS

Uncontracted

Jai KING

Adelaide United FC, Australia

 

Upcoming Matches – Young Socceroos | 2019 AFF U-18 Championship | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cambodia v Australia
Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST) 

Vietnam v Australia
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 7.30pm (local); 10.30pm (AEST) 

Australia v Thailand
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Location: Binh Duong, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST) 

Australia v Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Location: Thanh Long, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST) 

Singapore v Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam 
Kick-off: 4.30pm (local); 7.30pm (AEST)

  • You can stream the entire tournament – hosted by the Vietnam Football Federation – by CLICKING HERE when the Young Socceroos match is scheduled to kick-off.