The Australia World Cup 2022 squad announcement is almost approaching, and Graham Arnold has made suggestions about who might be included in his choice for the friendlies in September.
The Australia World Cup 2022 team is anticipated to be announced in October, and manager Graham Arnold has made suggestions about who would be in his squad for the friendlies in September.
Australia will play New Zealand twice later this month as part of their ongoing preparation for the championship game in Qatar.
During the intercontinental play-offs in June, the Socceroos defeated Peru on penalties in thrilling fashion, with backup goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne emerging as the improbable winner.
Australia’s finals group includes two recognizable foes: France, the defending champions, and Denmark, who they also faced in 2018.
Mat Ryan, Andrew Redmayne, Mitchell Langerak
Milos Degenek, Fran Karacic, Nathanial Atkinson, Bailey Wright, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Ryan Strain, Harrison Delbridge, Joel King, Thomas Deng
Denis Genreau, Ajdin Hrustic, Aaron Mooy, Riley McGree, Jackson Irvine, Connor Metcalfe, Keanu Baccus, Cameron Devlin, Tyrese Francois
Martin Boyle, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Awer Mabil , Mitchell Duke, Marco Tilio, Jason Cummings, Garang Kuol, Adam Taggart
As a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national managers were permitted to send 26 players to the 2017 European Championship for the first time at a major tournament.
As opposed to the customary 23-man teams, 26-player squads will now be used at the World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup this year, which runs from November 21 to December 18, is the first to occur near the conclusion of the calendar year.
Between now and the commencement of the competition, Australia has just two games scheduled: a friendly doubleheader at home and away against New Zealand in September.
Arnold’s final squad, which would typically be revealed around six weeks before the competition begins, should benefit from such matches as he refines it.
However, given that club football is being played earlier than usual before the World Cup, which could alter.
Who will be included in the final Australia World Cup team in 2022?
There are a few players that, barring injuries or suspensions, we anticipate to be a lock for the final Australia squad.
Mat Ryan, the team’s captain and starting goalkeeper, who previously played for Brighton and Arsenal before joining Real Sociedad, and attacking midfielder Ajdin Hrustic, one of the Socceroos’ current stars, are leading the charge. Ryan has represented Australia at the last two World Cups.
Other seasoned players include center back Trent Sainsbury, midfielder Aaron Mooy, a former Huddersfield and Brighton player, and versatile attacker Mathew Leckie.
Awer Mabil of Cadiz, a winger, and Nathaniel Atkinson, a right defender for Hearts, who just received his first cap in March but started both play-off games, are two players who will be looking to make an impression on football’s biggest platform for the first time.
Player to watch
For La Liga team Cádiz, winger Awer Bul Mabil competes. He is a member of the national squad of Australia. Prior to making his A-League debut for Adelaide United in 2013, he made his senior debut for Campbelltown City.
Mabil participated in the World Cup 2022 qualifying games. He converted one of the penalties that gave the Socceroos a chance to go to the competition in the last “must-win” game against Peru.
In a friendly game at Lang Park against New Zealand, Mabil scored his maiden home international goal for a 1-0 victory.