Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach Trevor Morgan has selected a strong 23-player squad to represent Australia at the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ including two Sydney FC young guns.
Comprising of nineteen locally based players, the Australians will assemble in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from February 20, where they have been drawn in Group B of four groups, alongside IR Iran, Qatar, and Vietnam during the tournament that runs 1 – 18 March, 2023.
For Sydney FC, Adrian Segecic and Jake Girdwood-Reich have been included in the squad which will challenge for the trophy in Uzbekistan.
Segecic has impressed off the bench this season, scoring his first Isuzu UTE A-League goal in the 3-2 victory over Macarthur. Girdwood-Reich has been a key cog in Steve Corica’s plans this season and has held his own as the defensive midfielder when required.
The Subway Young Socceroos will need to reach the semi finals in Uzbekistan to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™, which would be Australia’s first appearance at this global event since 2013.
Speaking about the squad for the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™, Trevor Morgan said: “We have selected players who are emerging talents in the A-League Men’s competition and overseas leagues that need to be exposed to international tournament conditions, and the AFC U-20 Asian Cup provides up to six games inside 18 days against varied opponents.”
All Subway Young Socceroos’ AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ matches will be streamed live and free on 10 Play, with expert commentary by Teo Pellizzeri.
Subway Young Socceroos Match Schedule – AFC Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™
|3.00pm local, 4 March / 9.00pm AEDT, 1 March||Australia vs Vietnam||Istiqlol Stadium, Fergana, Uzbekistan|
|3.00pm local, 4 March / 9.00pm AEDT, 4 March||Australia vs Iran||Istiqlol Stadium, Fergana, Uzbekistan|
|3.00pm local, 7 March / 9.00pm AEDT, 7 March||Australia vs Qatar||JAR Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
SUBWAY YOUNG SOCCEROOS SQUAD | AFC ASIAN CUP UZBEKISTAN 2023™ | 1 – 18 MARCH
|Full Name||Position||Current Club (as at 8 Feb ‘23)||Junior Club / Member Federation / Country|
|Alexander BADOLATO||Midfielder||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Sylvania Heights FC / Football New South Wales|
|Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES||Attacker||Melbourne City FC||Western Strikers SC / Football South Australia|
|Rhys BOZINOVSKI||Midfielder||Western United FC||Spring Hills Stallions FC / Football Victoria|
|Matthew DENCH||Defender||Charlton Athletic FC||ECU SC / Football West|
|Chris DONNELL||Defender||Perth Glory FC||Rockingham City FC / Scotland|
|Jed DREW||Attacker||Macarthur FC||Meltham Athletic FC / England|
|Joseph FORDE||Defender||Perth Glory FC||Forrestfield United SC / Football West|
|Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH||Midfielder||Sydney FC||Sydney Olympic FC / Football New South Wales|
|Archie GOODWIN||Attacker||Newcastle Jets FC||Cooks Hill United FC / Northern NSW Football|
|Alessandro LOPANE||Midfielder||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||APIA Leichhardt FC / Football New South Wales|
|Panashe MADANHA||Defender||Adelaide United FC||Adelaide Olympic FC / Football South Australia|
|Kaelan MAJEKODUNMI||Defender||Perth Glory FC||Carramar Cougars Junior FC / Football West|
|James NIEUWENHUIZEN||Goalkeeper||Melbourne City FC||Goulburn Valley Suns FC / Football Victoria|
|Bernardo OLIVEIRA||Attacker||Adelaide United FC||Port Adelaide SC / Football South Australia|
|Gabriel POPOVIC||Attacker||NK Rudes||Sydney United 58 FC / Football New South Wales|
|Joshua RAWLINS||Defender||FC Utrecht||Dianella Junior SC / Football West|
|Jing REEC||Attacker||AGF Aarhus||Blacktown Workers FC / Football New South Wales|
|Alexander ROBINSON||Goalkeeper||Macarthur FC||Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC / Football New South Wales|
|Adrian SEGECIC||Midfielder||Sydney FC||Lidcombe Waratah Junior SC / Football New South Wales|
|Aidan SIMMONS||Attacker||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||St George FA / Football New South Wales|
|Nectarios TRIANTIS||Defender||Central Coast Mariners FC||Canterbury Junior FC / Football New South Wales|
|Jack WARSHAWSKY||Goalkeeper||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Buderim Wanderers FC / Football Queensland|
|Jonny YULL||Midfielder||Adelaide United FC||West Torrens Birkalla SC / Football South Australia|