Socceroos Squad For 2022 FIFA World Cup Officially Announced
(Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)
— 9 November 2022

Socceroos Squad For 2022 FIFA World Cup Officially Announced

— 9 November 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

After securing Australia’s fifth consecutive qualification (and sixth overall appearance) via what was quite frankly a nail-biting play-off route, the Socceroos head to Qatar later this month for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with quite a capable 26-man squad.

Captained by goalkeeper Matthew Ryan, who enters his third FIFA World Cup alongside fellow threepeater Matthew Leckie, this year’s national squad features nine members of the Tokyo 2020 Olyroos: Nathaniel Atkinson, Keanu Baccus, Thomas Deng, Cameron Devlin, Joel King, Riley McGree, Kye Rowles, Harry Souttar, plus Mitchell Duke as the overage player.

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“It’s been a unique and difficult qualification campaign and we now arrive in Qatar with an exciting squad which will do everything to make Australia proud on the world stage,” said Head Coach Graham Arnold, who confirmed the homegrown representatives.

“Over the past four years, 32 players have made their debut for the national team. I want to thank every player who has helped the team over this journey. We have called upon 68 players during the qualifying campaign and every one of them has played a part in getting us here.”

“The make-up of our team reflects Australia’s multicultural landscape. Our boys come from all over the world, they all have different journeys, but we are united by one jersey.”

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Socceroos Squad For 2022 FIFA World Cup Officially Announced
(Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Arnold added: “We have worked hard to give younger players an opportunity over the campaign, to expose them to international football, to test them against the best and I’m thrilled with the development and maturity of this group who now get a chance on the biggest stage possible.”

Looking to progress through the group stages for the first time since 2006, the Socceroos’ 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign kicks off on November 23rd at 6 AM [AEDT], when the lads face off against defending champions France at Al Janoub Stadium. This will be followed by a match against Tunisia on November 26th at 9 PM [AEDT], then Denmark on December 1st at 2 AM [AEDT].

Catch every match live and free here in Australia on SBS + SBS On Demand.

Check out the Socceroos squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar below.

Socceroos Squad | FIFA World Cup 2022

NameCurrent Club, Country“A” Caps (Goals)Junior Club 
(Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian, Scotland5 (0)Riverside Olympic FC / Football Tasmania
Keanu BACCUSSt Mirren, Scotland1 (0)Parklea FC / Football NSW
Aziz BEHICHDundee United, Scotland53 (2)Meadow Park SC / Football Victoria
Martin BOYLEHibernian FC, Scotland19 (5)Lewis United FC / Montrose FC (Scotland)
Jason CUMMINGSCentral Coast Mariners, Australia1 (1)Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale FC (Scotland)
Milos DEGENEKColumbus Crew, USA38 (1)Blacktown City FC / Football NSW
Thomas DENGAlbirex Niigata, Japan2 (0)Adelaide Blue Eagles / Football South Australia
Cameron DEVLINHeart of Midlothian, Scotland1 (0)Sutherland Sharks / Football NSW
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan21 (8)Liverpool Rangers SC / Football NSW
Craig GOODWINAdelaide United, Australia10 (1)Munro Para City FC / Football South Australia
Ajdin HRUSTICHellas Verona FC, Italy20 (3)Heatherton United SC / Football Victoria
Jackson IRVINEFC St. Pauli, Germany49 (7)Ringwood City SC / Football Victoria
Fran KARACICBrescia Calcio, Italy11 (1)NK Lokomotiva / Croatia
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark4 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC / Football NSW
Garang KUOLCentral Coast Mariners, Australia1 (0)Goulburn Valley Suns / Football Victoria
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia73 (13)Brimbank Stallions FC / Football Victoria
Awer MABILCadiz CF, Spain29 (8)Saint Augustines FC / Football South Australia
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia26 (8)Green Gully SC / Football Victoria
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England11 (1)Gawler Eagles FC / Football South Australia
Aaron MOOYCeltic FC, Scotland53 (7)Carlingford Redbacks FC / Football NSW
Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)Sydney FC, Australia4 (0)Gosford City Dragons FC / Football NSW
Kye ROWLESHeart of Midlothian, Scotland3 (0)Palm Beach SC / Football QLD
Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt)FC Copenhagen, Denmark75 (0)Blacktown City FC / Football NSW
Harry SOUTTARStoke City, England10 (6)Brechin City Boys Club (Scotland)
Danny VUKOVIC (Gk)Central Coast Mariners, Australia4 (0)St Clair United SC / Football NSW
Bailey WRIGHTSunderland AFC, England27 (2)Langwarrin SC / Football Victoria

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]