International City: Jamie Maclaren selected in Socceroos FIFA World Cup qualifier squad

Melbourne City FC striker Jamie Maclaren has been selected in Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold’s 23-player squad to represent Australia in the nation’s first qualification match ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Maclaren, who has earned 13 caps for the national team and netted one goal, will join his Australian teammates in the Middle East at a week-long training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before taking on Kuwait on Tuesday 10 September 2019 (local time).

The 26-year-old’s selection comes after an impressive start to the competitive season, where he has scored three goals in two FFA Cup games.

Melbourne City and Sydney FC are the only Hyundai A-League clubs with representatives in the squad.

Arnold’s squad for September’s FIFA window features a mix of experienced international representatives and new faces.

“I find it exciting for the Socceroos and the nation that there were so many more players in contention for this squad, and am expecting healthy competition for places in the starting side for Kuwait and our upcoming qualification matches as we target a winning start on our journey to Qatar,” Arnold said.

Following Australia’s qualification opener against Kuwait, the Caltex Socceroos will play Nepal in Canberra on October 10, Chinese Taipei in Kaohsiung on October 15, and Jordan in Jordan on November 14. 

Caltex Socceroos 23-Player Squad | 2-10 September 2019 | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Mustafa AMINI

AGF Aarhus, Denmark

6 (0)

Aziz BEHICH

Istanbul Başakşehir, Turkey

36 (2)

Brandon BORRELLO

SC Freiburg, Germany

1 (0)

Milos DEGENEK

Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

26 (1)

Apostolos GIANNOU

AEK Larnaca, Cyprus

10 (2)

Craig GOODWIN

Al-Wehda, Saudi Arabia

4 (0)

Rhyan GRANT

Sydney FC, Australia

8 (0)

Ajdin HRUSTIC

FC Groningen, Netherlands

1 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Hull City, England

30 (3)

James JEGGO

Austria Wien, Austria

2 (0)

Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk)

Nagoya Grampus, Japan

8 (0)

Mathew LECKIE

Hertha BSC, Germany

61 (9)

Massimo LUONGO

Sheffield Wednesday, England

43 (6)

Awer MABIL

FC Midtylland, Denmark

10 (4)

Jamie MACLAREN

Melbourne City FC, Australia

13 (1)

Mark MILLIGAN

Southend United, England

79 (6)

Aaron MOOY

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

39 (5)

Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk)

Sydney FC, Australia

1 (0)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Brighton & Hove Albion, England

55 (0)

Trent SAINSBURY

Maccabi Haifa, Israel

46 (3)

Brad SMITH

Seattle Sounders FC, United States of America

20 (0)

Harry SOUTTAR

Fleetwood Town, England

0 (0)

Adam TAGGART

Suwon Bluewings, Korea Republic

8 (3)


Upcoming Matches – Caltex Socceroos – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ – Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Kuwait v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Venue: Kuwait Club Stadium, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kick-off: 6.30pm (local); 1.30am + 1 (AEST)
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Australia v Nepal
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 7.30pm (AEDT)
Tickets: Tickets on sale via www.socceroos.com.au
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, and via the My Football Live App, Live, Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers