International City: Four City youngsters selected in Joeys squad for England tour

Melbourne City FC will have four representatives in Australia’s U-17 squad for their upcoming tour of the United Kingdom in early September to play three important international friendlies ahead of this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Australia’s U-17 Men’s National Team Head Coach Trevor Morgan today confirmed the 23-player squad, which includes City youngsters Idrus Abdulahi, Yaya Dukuly, Luke Duzel and goalkeeper Ahmad Taleb.

The Joeys – who have been drawn in Group B for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil alongside Ecuador, Hungary and Nigeria – will play England, Korea Republic and Brazil in England on September 6, 8 and 10 (local time) respectively.

Melbourne City will have the equal most representatives in the squad, with Sydney FC also having four players selected.

Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan says he’s looking forward to facing quality opponents in the lead up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

“I am delighted that we have the opportunity to travel to England to play three important fixtures ahead of this year’s U-17 World Cup,” Morgan said. “We will commence the camp with five days of training at St George’s Park before shifting into match mode for our fixtures against England, Korea Republic, and Brazil.”

“The time together and our games will provide all the players involved with another chance to impress ahead of the final selection for the squad for Brazil, and as a unit we will be seeking to advance our principles of play and perform at a high standard against strong opponents not dissimilar to those we will face at the World Cup.”

Australia U-17 Men’s National Team (‘Joeys’) | Match Schedule | England Tour - September 2019

England v Australia

Date: Friday, 6 September 2019
Venue: Leicester Road FC, Leicestershire, England
Kick-off: 7.00pm (local) – 4.00am +1 (AEST)

Australia v Korea Republic
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019
Venue: St. George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent, England
Kick-off: 1.00pm (local) – 10.00pm (AEST)

Australia v Brazil
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Venue: St. George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent, England
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local) – 12.00am +1 (AEST)

Australia U-17 Men’s National Team (‘Joeys’) 23-Player Squad | England Tour - September 2019

Name

Club, Country

Idrus ABDULAHI

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Diego ALONSO

Albacete Balompie, Spain

Ali AUGLAH

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Nicholas BILOKAPIC (Gk)

Sydney United 58, Australia

Noah BOTIC

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany

Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Yaya DUKULY

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Luke DUZEL

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Tristan HAMMOND

Sporting Lisbon, Portugal

Oliver KALAC (Gk)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

Birkan KIRDAR

Melbourne Victory, Australia

Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO

Adelaide United, Australia

Anton MILINARIC

Sydney FC, Australia

Trent OSTLER

Perth Glory FC, Australia

Cameron PEUPION

Sydney FC, Australia

Izaack POWELL

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Joshua RAWLINS

Perth Glory FC, Australia

Michael RUHS

Sydney United 58, Australia

Ahmad TALEB (Gk)

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Ryan TEAGUE

Sydney FC, Australia

Jayden TRENKOSKI

Sydney FC, Australia

Daniel WALSH

Perth Glory FC, Australia

Caleb WATTS

Southampton FC, England