Joel King selected for Socceroos

After a successful loan spell with Sydney FC, Joel King has been called up to the Socceroos for their friendly against World Cup Champions, Argentina.

Joel King with Luke Brattan and Steve Corica after playing Perth Glory

King made 13 appearances since joining in January from Odense BK in Denmark and nailed down a starting spot from the home game against Perth Glory in mid April until the end of the season.

The left back was part of the Australian squad that took on Argentina at the World Cup and Kind made his National Team debut in Melbourne in a 4-0 victory over Vietnam. Since then he has made a further three appearances and despite not getting on the park in Qatar, took valuable experience away from the tournament.

The Socceroos will take on Argentina in Beijing and will be landing in China this week ahead of the first training session on Saturday.

Fans in Australia will be able to watch the Socceroos take on Argentina live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+.

Match details

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023
Venue: The Workers’ Stadium, Beijing, China
Time: 8.00pm local / 10.00pm AEST
Broadcast: Live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+


NameCurrent Club, Country‘A’ Caps (Goals)Junior Club (Member Federation/Country)
Nathaniel ATKINSONHeart of Midlothian FC, Scotland6 (0)Riverside Olympic FC / Football Tasmania
Keanu BACCUSSt Mirren FC, Scotland5 (0)Parklea FC / Football New South Wales
Brandon BORRELLOWestern Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia6 (1)Modbury Jets SC / Football South Australia
Jordan BOSMelbourne City FC, Australia1 (0)Hoppers Crossing SC / Football Victoria
Alessandro CIRCATIParma Calcio 1913, Italy(0)Perth Soccer Club / Football West
Cameron DEVLINHeart of Midlothian FC, Scotland2 (0)Sutherland Sharks FC /Football New South Wales
Mitchell DUKEFagiano Okayama, Japan26 (9)Liverpool Rangers SC /Football New South Wales
Joe GAUCI (Gk)Adelaide United FC, Australia1 (0)Cumberland United FC /Football South Australia
Denis GENREAUToulouse FC, France2 (0)Brighton SC / Football Victoria
Thomas GLOVER (Gk)Melbourne City FC, Australia(0)Menai Hawks / Football New South Wales
Ajdin HRUSTICHellas Verona FC, Italy23 (3)Heatherton United SC / Football Victoria
Joel KINGOdense Boldklub, Denmark on loan to Sydney FC, Australia4 (0)Shellharbour Junior FC /Football New South Wales
Mathew LECKIEMelbourne City FC, Australia77 (14)Brimbank Stallions FC / Football Victoria
Jamie MACLARENMelbourne City FC, Australia29 (8)Green Gully SC / Football Victoria
Riley MCGREEMiddlesbrough FC, England16 (1)Gawler Eagles FC / Football South Australia
Connor METCALFEFC St. Pauli, Germany7 (0)South Cardiff FC / Northern NSW Football
Aiden O’NEILLMelbourne City FC, Australia2 (0)University of Queensland Football Club(Formerly Kenmore FC) / Football Queensland 
Alexander ROBERTSONManchester City FC, England1 (0)Pagewood Botany FC /Football New South Wales
Kye ROWLESHeart of Midlothian FC, Scotland9 (0)Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt)AZ Alkmaar, Netherland80 (0)Blacktown City FC / Football New South Wales
Gianni STENSNESSViking FK, Norway2 (0)Pittwater RSL FC / Collaroy Cromer SC/ Football NSW
Harry SOUTTARLeicester City FC, England15 (6)Brechin City Boys Club (Scotland)
Ryan STRAINSt Mirren FC, Scotland1 (0)Aston Villa FC (UK)