Three Included In Young Socceroos Squad

Sydney FC have had three players selected for Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary van Egmond's 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 with Sky Blues Marco Tilio, Thomas Fay and Jake Hollman all included.

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.

“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.

Marco Tilio Takes A Penalty. Photos by @jamcas50
Marco Tilio has been selected for the Young Socceroos

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.

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: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (AEST)

Vietnam v Australia
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Location: Thong Nhat, Vietnam
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (AEST)

Australia v Thailand
Date: Sunday, 11 August 2019
Location: Binh Duong, Vietnam
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 9.30pm (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: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST)