The Australian Football Association on Tuesday announced its squad for the World Cup final in Qatar.
Team owner Graham Arnold relies on six professionals under contract in the domestic A-League. Most of the crew are generals in Scotland (7). The most famous Australian players are Celtic Glasgow midfielder Aaron Mooy, captain Matthew Ryan, who keeps goals at FC Copenhagen, and former Bundesliga professional Matthew Leckie, who plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Hertha BSC in Germany, among others.
Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne, who came on in the 118th minute as a substitute in the Intercontinental play-off for the World Cup against Peru and saved the decisive penalty, caused media buzz. This qualified Socceros for the final in Qatar 2022.
Australia will start the tournament on Tuesday 22 November against France. The group matches are against Tunisia (26/11) and Denmark (30/11).
Australia’s 26-man squad for Qatar 2022:
Tor: Andrew Redmayne (Sydney FC), Matthew Ryan (FC Copenhagen), Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners)
Defense: Nathaniel Atkinson (Hearts of Midlothian), Aziz Behich (Dundee United), Milos Degenek (Columbus Crew), Thomas Deng (Albirex Niigata), Fran Karasik (Brescia), Joel King (Odense BK), Kay Rolls (Hearts of Midlothian), Harry Southter (Stoke City), Bailey Wright (Sunderland)
Midfield: Keanu Backus (St Mirren), Cami Devlin (Hearts of Midlothian), Ajdeen Hurstick (Hellas Verona), Jackson Irwin (St Paulie), Riley McGree (Middlesbrough), Aaron Mooy (Celtic Glasgow)
to attack: Martin Boyle (Hibernian FC), Jason Cummings (Central Coast Mariners), Mitchell Duke (Fagiano Okayama), Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United), Garang Kuol (Central Coast Mariners), Matthew Leckie (Melbourne City FC), Ever Mabil (Cadiz) Jamie McLaren (Melbourne City FC)