Melbourne City marquee man Aaron Mooy has been selected in the Socceroos 23-man side to take on England in an international friendly on Friday 27 May at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou announced his squad on Wednesday with the City midfielder now a mainstay in the national team setup.
Postecoglou will use the match to experiment with his squad, making nine changes from the side that defeated Tajikistan and Jordan in March, saying he is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the old enemy.
“As an Australian, it is always a special event when we face England in any sport, probably more so with football,” Postecoglou said.
“England is obviously a quality team and will be good challenge for us especially away from home.”
“I think it is constantly important that we test ourselves against the best and always against different types of opposition.
“Having come off the back of the first stage of qualifying against Asian opposition, it will be good to face up to something different and see how we are tracking with our progression.
“Ultimately we want to qualify for a World Cup, but we also want to know our game style and game plan will stand up against the very best,”
The match will be live and exclusive on Fox Sports on Saturday 28 May at 4.45am.