Graham Arnold has announced his squad for the final qualification window for the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA 2022 World Cup, including several surprises.
Melbourne Victory’s in form striker Nick D’Agostino and naturalised Australian Bruno Fornaroli feature alongside a plethora of other A-League Men players who have impressed over the prior months.
AS Roma youngster Cristian Volpato does not feature following his maiden goal in Serie A, with Massimo Luongo not returning after several injury-plagued seasons and Nathaniel Atkinson also making his first national team squad.
The Socceroos take on Japan on the 24th of March at Accor Stadium, Sydney and face Saudi Arabia on the 30th of March.
Socceroos Squad | 21 – 29 March 2022 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar (Final Round)
|Name||Club, Country||‘A’ Caps (Goals)||Junior Club |
|Nathaniel ATKINSON||Heart of Midlothian, Scotland||0 (0)||Riverside Olympic FC (Football Tasmania)|
|Aziz BEHICH||Giresunspor, Turkey||48 (2)||Meadow Park SC (Football Victoria)|
|Martin BOYLE||Al-Faisaly, Saudi Arabia||14 (5)||Lewis United FC/Montrose FC (Scotland)|
|Nicholas D’AGOSTINO||Melbourne Victory FC, Australia||0 (0)||Runaway Bay SC (Football Queensland)|
|Milos DEGENEK||Columbus Crew, USA||35 (1)||Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)|
|Mitchell DUKE||Fagiano Okayama, Japan||17 (7)||Liverpool Rangers SC (Football NSW)|
|Bruno FORNAROLI||Perth Glory FC, Australia||0 (0)||Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay)|
|Denis GENREAU||Toulouse FC, France||1 (0)||Brighton SC (Football Victoria)|
|Craig GOODWIN||Adelaide United FC, Australia||7 (1)||Munno Para City SC (Football South Australia)|
|Rhyan GRANT||Sydney FC, Australia||20 (1)||Canowindra Juniors/Bathurst 75 (Football NSW)|
|Ajdin HRUSTIC||Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany||14 (2)||Heatherton United SC (Football Victoria)|
|Jackson IRVINE||FC St. Pauli, Germany||45 (6)||Ringwood City SC (Football Victoria)|
|James JEGGO||KAS Eupen, Belgium||13 (0)||Green Gully SC (Football Victoria)|
|Fran KARACIC||Brescia Calcio, Italy||7 (1)||NK Lokomotiva (Croatia)|
|Joel KING||Odense Boldklub, Denmark||1 (0)||Shellharbour Junior FC (Football NSW)|
|Mathew LECKIE||Melbourne City FC, Australia||69 (13)||Brimbank Stallions FC (Football Victoria)|
|Awer MABIL||Kasimpasa SK, Turkey||23 (6)||Saint Augustines FC (Football South Australia)|
|Jamie MACLAREN*||Melbourne City FC, Australia||21 (8)||Green Gully SC (Football Victoria)|
|Connor METCALFE||Melbourne City FC, Australia||2 (0)||South Cardiff FC (Northern NSW Football)|
|Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)||Sydney FC, Australia||2 (0)||Gosford City Dragons FC (Football NSW)|
|Tomas ROGIC||Celtic FC, Scotland||53 (10)||Tuggeranong United FC (Capital Football)|
|Kye ROWLES||Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia||0 (0)||Palm Beach SC (Football Queensland)|
|Mathew RYAN (Gk)||Real Sociedad, Spain||69 (0)||Blacktown City FC (Football NSW)|
|Trent SAINSBURY||KV Kortrijk, Belgium||58 (4)||Armadale SC (Football West)|
|Gianni STENSNESS||Viking FK, Denmark||0 (0)||Pittwater RSL FC/Collaroy Cromer SC (Football NSW)|
|Marco TILIO||Melbourne City FC, Australia||1 (0)||APIA Leichhardt FC/Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)|
|Daniel VUKOVIC (Gk)||NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands||4 (0)||St Clair United SC (Football NSW)|