After three short camps in Canberra at the AIS, Olyroos head coach Graham Arnold has announced a 24-player squad for Australia’s 2020 AFC U-23 Championship Qualification matches.
There are eight Australians included in the team who are currently playing abroad and sixteen who are based at A-League clubs. As the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers are being held in a FIFA window, A-League players will only miss one round.
The team will assemble in Kuala Lumpur next week for a short camp before heading to Phnom Penh for the beginning of the Group H matches from March 22 to 26.
“While we are in Malaysia we will develop our key principles of play and focus on how we believe we can successfully navigate Group H and secure our place at next year’s AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand.
“Our three matches in Cambodia represent our first step on the path to next year’s Olympic Games, and everyone involved with our squad is eager to help Australia return to the men’s football tournament for the first time since Beijing in 2008,” Graham Arnold said.
Full Olyroos Squad
Nathaniel ATKINSON – Melbourne City FC, Australia
Keanu BACCUS – Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
George BLACKWOOD – Adelaide United, Australia
Jake BRIMMER – Perth Glory FC, Australia
Joseph CHAMPNESS – Newcastle Jets FC, Australia
Nicholas D’AGOSTINO – Brisbane Roar FC, Australia
Thomas DENG – Melbourne Victory FC, Australia
Denis GENREAU – PEC Zwolle, Netherlands
Alex GERSBACH – NAC Breda, Netherlands
Thomas GLOVER (Gk) – Tottenham Hotspur, England
Jordan HOLMES (Gk) – St Mirren, Scotland
John KOUTROUMBIS – Newcastle Jets FC, Australia
Abraham MAJOK – Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
Daniel MARGUSH (Gk) – Adelaide United, Australia
Riley MCGREE – Melbourne City FC, Australia
Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS – Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
Aiden O’NEILL – Central Coast Mariners FC, Australia
Sebastian PASQUALI – Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reno PISCOPO – AC Renate, Italy
Harry SOUTTAR – Stoke City, England
Ivan VUJICA – Newcastle Jets FC, Australia
Lachlan WALES – Melbourne City FC, Australia
Pierce WARING – Cerezo Osaka, Japan
Brandon WILSON – Perth Glory FC, Australia