Redmayne & Grant Selected In Socceroos Squad

Sydney FC Champions Andrew Redmayne and Rhyan Grant have been selected in the Caltex Socceroos 23-player squad to represent Australia in the nation’s first qualification match on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Grant and Redmayne are two of only three representatives from the Hyundai A-League in a squad brimming with international talent, and will add to their caps most recently achieved in a friendly against Korea Republic in June.   

Head Coach Graham Arnold's squad, which features a host of players that have made positive and impressive starts to their club campaigns at home or abroad, will play Kuwait on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 (local time) after spending a week acclimatising in the Middle East at a training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Arnold’s first selection on the journey to Qatar 2022 features a blend of international experience, and will offer further deserved opportunities to numerous players at relatively early stages of their respective senior international careers.

Redmayne in action
Andrew Redmayne earned his first cap for the Socceroos against Korea Republic in June.

“I have spent the past month in Europe with one of my Assistants, Rene Meulensteen, watching and speaking with our players and their coaches and we have been delighted with what we have seen and heard,” Arnold said.

“The players that have been selected in this squad are fit and ready to go, while many, such as Brandon Borrello at Freiburg, Ajdin Hrustic at Groningen, Milos Degenek at Red Star Belgrade, Adam Taggart at Suwon Bluewings, Jackson Irvine at Hull City, and Harry Souttar at Fleetwood Town, have made very positive contributions with their clubs.

“Our June camp and friendly in Busan was a really important time for us. While many of the senior players that had participated in three major tournaments since 2017 were left out to give them a chance to refresh mentally and physically, many young and emerging players were given the chance to enter or re-enter the set-up, which has helped us to develop our depth,” he said.

Grant in action
Rhyan Grant in action with the Socceroos.

Arnold’s squad for September’s FIFA window features 12 players with ten or fewer caps, highlighting the rejuvenation that is continuing within the Socceroos’ set-up.

“I find it exciting for the Socceroos and the nation that there were so many more players in contention for this squad, and am expecting healthy competition for places in the starting side for Kuwait and our upcoming qualification matches as we target a winning start on our journey to Qatar,” Arnold concluded.

Following Australia’s qualification opener against Kuwait, the Caltex Socceroos will play Nepal in Canberra on October 10, Chinese Taipei in Kaohsiung on October 15, and Jordan in Jordan on November 14. 

Tickets for Australia’s home match against Nepal at Canberra’s GIO Stadium are on sale now (visit for details).

Caltex Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 2-10 September 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2


Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Mustafa AMINI

AGF Aarhus, Denmark

6 (0)


Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey

36 (2)


SC Freiburg, Germany

1 (0)


Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

26 (1)

Apostolos GIANNOU

AEK Larnaca, Cyprus

10 (2)


Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia

4 (0)


Sydney FC, Australia

8 (0)


FC Groningen, Netherlands

1 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Hull City, England

30 (3)


Austria Wien, Austria

2 (0)

Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk)

Nagoya Grampus, Japan

8 (0)


Hertha BSC, Germany

61 (9)

Massimo LUONGO

Sheffield Wednesday, England

43 (6)


FC Midtylland, Denmark

10 (4)


Melbourne City FC, Australia

13 (1)


Southend United, England

79 (6)

Aaron MOOY

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

39 (5)

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

1 (0)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

55 (0)


Maccabi Haifa, Israel

46 (3)


Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America

20 (0)


Fleetwood Town, England

0 (0)


Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic

8 (3)

Upcoming Matches – Caltex Socceroos – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Kuwait v Australia

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Venue: Kuwait Club Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 1.30am + 1 (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Australia v Nepal
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 7.30pm (AEDT)
Tickets: Tickets on sale via
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers