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The Socceroos Have Announced Their Squad For The FIFA World Cup 2022

After many weeks of speculation, Graham Arnold, who is the head coach that will be leading Australia to the World Cup Finals in Qatar, has finally released the squad list for this prestigious competition. Graham Arnold has released a list of 26 players that will be living their childhood dream by playing in this year's World Cup.

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Possible 17 Debutant World Cup Players

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will serve as the team’s captain for the upcoming tournament that will be held in Qatar, which will be Mathew Ryan’s 3rd time competing in the tournament. There is also another player that will be taking part in this competition, who is Mathew Leckie.

On the other hand, there are many players that will be taking part for the second time. These players are Bailey Wright, Milos Degenek, Aziz Behich, Jamie MacLaren, Jackson Irvine, and Aaron Mooy. a remarkable 17 players will be taking part in their first-ever World Cup Finals games. So fans can expect to see at least 2 World Cup debutants in their starting 11.

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The Road To The World Cup Finals

After 4 incredible years of hard work and determination to take part in this massive competition, Graham Arnold has said that they are filled with pride and belief.

They finally come to Qatar with an ambitious group that will do everything possible to make Australia proud on the international stage. It has been an unusual and challenging qualifying tournament for the whole squad, and they have been through it all.

An Incredible Achievement

32 different athletes have made their first-ever appearance with the national team throughout the course of the last four years, which is obviously an incredible achievement for the national team. Graham Arnold expressed his gratitude to each and every player who really had a positive contribution to the success of the squad throughout this trip. They used 68 different players over the course of the qualification process, as well as every single one of them contributed to the success of the Australian National Team in reaching this point.

The composition of the national squad is reflective of the diverse nature of Australia as a whole. The sportsmen come from a diverse range of countries and have experienced a different set of paths, but they are all proud to wear the Australian national team jersey.

After achieving qualifying for the FIFA World Cup for the 6th time overall and the 5th time in a row, the Australian national team, known as the Socceroos, will for surely be seeking to advance out of the group phase for the first time since the World cup in 2006.

Players List

Its time to take a look at all of the players that have been trusted by Graham Arnold to try win Australia’s first-ever World Cup. It would really be a story to remember. Below you are able to find a list of players, in alphabetical order, that will take part in the FIFA Qatar World Cup of 2022.

Name of Player Position Name of Current Club Caps & (Goals)
Nathaniel ATKINSON Right Back Heart of Midlothian, Scotland 5 (0)
Keanu BACCUS Central Midfielder St Mirren, Scotland 1 (0)
Aziz BEHICH Left Back Dundee United, Scotland 53 (2)
Martin BOYLE Striker Hibernian FC, Scotland 19 (5)
Jason CUMMINGS Striker Central Coast Mariners, Australia 1 (1)
Milos DEGENEK Centre Back Columbus Crew, USA 38 (1)
Thomas DENG Centre Back Albirex Niigata, Japan 2 (0)
Cameron DEVLIN Central Midfielder Heart of Midlothian, Scotland 1 (0)
Mitchell DUKE Striker Fagiano Okayama, Japan 21 (8)
Craig GOODWIN Winger Adelaide United, Australia 10 (1)
Ajdin HRUSTIC Attacking Midfielder Hellas Verona FC, Italy 20 (3)
Jackson IRVINE Central Midfielder FC St. Pauli, Germany 49 (7)
Fran KARACIC Right Back Brescia Calcio, Italy 11 (1)
Joel KING Left Back Odense Boldklub, Denmark 4 (0)
Garang KUOL Left Midfielder Central Coast Mariners, Australia 1 (0)
Mathew LECKIE Left Midfielder Melbourne City FC, Australia 73 (13)
Awer MABIL Left Winger Cadiz CF, Spain 29 (8)
Jamie MACLAREN Stiker Melbourne City FC, Australia 26 (8)
Riley MCGREE Central Midfielder Middlesbrough FC, England 11 (1)
Aaron MOOY Central Midfielder Celtic FC, Scotland 53 (7)
Andrew REDMAYNE Goalkeeper Sydney FC, Australia 4 (0)
Kye ROWLES Centre Back Heart of Midlothian, Scotland 3 (0)
Mathew RYAN (Cpt) Goalkeeper FC Copenhagen, Denmark 75 (0)
Harry SOUTTAR Centre Back Stoke City, England 10 (6)
Danny VUKOVIC Goalkeeper Central Coast Mariners, Australia 4 (0)
Bailey WRIGHT Centre Back Sunderland AFC, England 27 (2)

The Group Stage Games

Australia have been put in Group D which consists of Tunisia, Denmark, and the current world champions France. Australia had already faced France in the previous World Cup, and we are sure that they are seeking revenge for the lucky pogba shot that ended up as an own goal.

In the table below, please find all the information you need regarding each World Cup group stage game that Australia will play in.

Opponents Venue Date Time (AEDT)
France Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Wednesday, 23 November 2022 06:00am
Tunisia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Saturday, 26 November 2022 21:00pm
Denmark Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Thursday, 1 December 2022 02:00am

It will be hard for the Socceroos to go through, but everyone is hoping for the best and for the players to put their 110% on the pitch. Now, lets taking a look at what the betting odds are for these upcoming vital games for Australia.

Match vs Opponent Win Draw Australia Win
France 1.22 6.50 12.00
Tunisia 2.75 3.00 2.70
Denmark 1.57 3.70 6.50