Four Sydney FC Academy players have been named in the Australian U17 side to take part in the AFC U17 Asian Cup.
Zach De Jesus, Mitch Glasson, Richard Nkomo and Tiago Quintal make up the Sky Blue quartet that will pull on the Green and Gold and chase continental glory.
The young Australians have been drawn in Group C and will face Saudi Arabia (16 June) and China PR (19 June) at Chonburi Stadium before completing the round robin group stage format against Tajikistan (22 June) at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium.
The 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup™ features the 10 group winners and five best runners-up from the Qualifiers, along with hosts Thailand.
Australia will the need to reach the semi-finals to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023™, currently scheduled to run 10 November – 2 December 2023, with the host country to be confirmed by FIFA following Peru’s withdrawal as tournament host.
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AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023™ Group Stage Draw
Group A: Thailand, Yemen, Malaysia, Laos
Group B: Korea Republic, IR Iran, Afghanistan, Qatar
Group C: Tajikistan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China PR
Group D: Japan, India, Vietnam, Uzbekistan
Australia – AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023™ Group Stage Match Schedule
Friday 16 June – Australia vs Saudi Arabia at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium
Monday 19 June – Australia vs China PR at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium
Thursday 22 June – Australia vs Tajikistan at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Rajamangala National Stadium (Bangkok)
CLICK HERE for the full AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023™ Match Schedule.
SUBWAY JOEYS’ 23-PLAYER SQUAD l AFC U-17 ASIAN CUP THAILAND 2023 l 15 JUNE – 2 JULY
|NAME||POSITION||CURRENT CLUB (as at 16 May ’23)||JUNIOR CLUB / MEMBER FEDERATION|
|Nathan AMANATIDIS||Attacker||Adelaide United FC||Adelaide Comets FC / Football South Australia|
|Peter ANTONIOU||Defender||Melbourne City FC||FC Bulleen Lions / Football Victoria|
|Nathan BARRIE||Defender||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Seaforth FC / Football New South Wales|
|Daniel BENNIE||Attacker||Perth Glory FC||Sorrento FC / Football West|
|Giovanni DE ABREU||Midfielder||Perth Glory FC||Sorrento FC / Football West|
|Zach DE JESUS||Defender||Sydney FC||Lakeside Lions JFC / Football New South Wales|
|Miguel DI PIZIO||Midfielder||Central Coast Mariners FC||AC United / Football New South Wales|
|Campbell DOVISON||Attacker||Western United FC||East Bentleigh SC / Football Victoria|
|Mitchell GLASSON||Attacker||Sydney FC||Liverpool Rangers SC / Football New South Wales|
|Daniel GRASKOSKI||Goalkeeper||Northcote City FC||Glen Eira FC / Football Victoria|
|Aden GREEN||Defender||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Maccabi Hakoah JFC / Football New South Wales|
|Jordan HOEY||Attacker||Melbourne Victory FC||FC Bulleen Lions / Football Victoria|
|Eddie INCE||Midfielder||Brisbane Roar FC||Pine Hills FC / Football Queensland|
|Nestory IRANKUNDA||Attacker||Adelaide United FC||Adelaide Croatia Raiders SC / Football South Australia|
|Andriano LEBIB||Defender||Perth Glory FC||Dianella White Eagles / Football West|
|Richard NKOMO||Defender||Sydney FC||South West Wanderers / Football New South Wales|
|Bailey O’NEIL||Defender||Adelaide United FC||Western Strikers SC / Football South Australia|
|Anthony PAVLESIC (Cpt)||Goalkeeper||Central Coast Mariners FC||Sydney United 58 FC / Football New South Wales|
|Sotiri PHILLIS||Defender||Adelaide United FC||West Torrens Birkalla / Football South Australia|
|Tiago QUINTAL||Midfielder||Sydney FC||Baulkham Hills FC / Football New South Wales|
|Corey SUTHERLAND||Midfielder||Perth Glory FC||Cockburn City / Football West|
|Fabian TALLADIRA||Midfielder||Adelaide United FC||Adelaide City FC / Football South Australia|
|Michael VONJA||Goalkeeper||Western United FC||Caroline Springs George Cross FC / Football Victoria|