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Adelaide United Trio Named In Subway Young Socceroos Squad For South American Tour

Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach, Trevor Morgan has selected a 23-man squad for a tour of South America – taking in fixtures against Uruguay and Chile – during the June FIFA Men’s International Window.

Adelaide United’s Luka Jovanović, Bailey O’Neil and Jonny Yull have been called up into the squad.

The tour represents the beginning of a busy period of activity for some of the most promising talent from Australia’s U-20 cohort, featuring players from domestic leagues across the world as well as the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

Miguel Di Pizio (Central Coast Mariners FC) will arrive in camp off the back of whirlwind few months in club football, which was capped off by an A-League Championship win over the weekend, in which the AC United FC (Football NSW) junior became the youngest goal scorer in men’s National League Grand Final history.

Alexander Badolato (Western Sydney Wanderers FC), Daniel Bennie (Perth Glory FC), Luka Jovanovic (Adelaide United FC) and Thomas Waddingham (Brisbane Roar FC) have been rewarded with selection following strong performances in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men this season.

Max Caputo has also been named from the Isuzu UTE A-League Men, after receiving Melbourne City FC’s Rising Star Award at the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Sebastian Esposito (US Lecce) will join his first national team camp since his recent move to Italy, while Louis Agosti (AC Perugia Calcio), Paul Okon-Engstler (S.L Benfica), Anthony Pavlesic (FC Bayern Munich) and Dimitri Valkanis (AEK Athens) have been selected.

The Subway Young Socceroos will assemble in Montevideo to begin preparations for their first fixture with Uruguay on June 5, before relocating to Santiago for back-to-back matches against Chile on June 8 and 11.

Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach, Trevor Morgan said the tour would play an important role in the development of his squad.

“As part of our strategy, following on from matches against European opponents late last year, we’re exposing the boys to completely different opposition, playing styles and conditions, some of which they’ll have never experienced before,” Morgan said.

“These types of opportunities are so valuable for the broader education and development of young players, which we’ll reap the benefits of in years to come.

“I’m really excited about the quality we’ve got right across both this squad and the entire age group, selecting only 23 players was difficult, but I feel we’ve got a great balance in this squad as we look at what’s ahead in 2024,” concluded Morgan.

The Subway Young Socceroos are set to compete in the AFF U-19 Youth Championship to be hosted in Indonesia during July, along with activity scheduled for the September FIFA Men’s International Window before the AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2025™ Qualifiers later that same month.

MATCH DETAILS:

Subway Young Socceroos v Uruguay

Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Complejo Uruguay Celeste, Montevideo

Kick-off: 10.00am local / 11.00pm AEST

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile

Saturday, 8 June 2024
Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar, La Calera

Kick-off: 4.00pm local / 6.00am AEST (Sunday, 9 June)

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile

Tuesday, 11 June 2024
ANFP Federacion de Futbol de Chile, Santiago

Kick-off: 5.00pm local / 7.00am AEST (Wednesday, 12 June)

SUBWAY YOUNG SOCCEROOS SQUAD | JUNE FIFA MEN’S INTERNATIONAL WINDOW

NAMEPOSITIONCLUBJUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB
Louis AGOSTIMidfielderAC Perugia CalcioFive Dock FC / Football NSW
Alexander BADOLATOMidfielderWestern Sydney Wanderers FCSylvania Heights FC / Football NSW
Daniel BENNIEMidfielderPerth Glory FCSorrento FC / Football West
Bailey BRANDTMANAttackerCentral Coast Mariners FCCaloundra City Private School / Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sports Association
Max CAPUTOAttackerMelbourne City FCEssendon Royals SC / Football VIC
Jesse CAMERONDefenderWestern Sydney Wanderers FCWinston Hills FC / Football NSW
Frans DELIMidfielderMacarthur Bulls FCFairfield Hotspurs FC / Football NSW
Miguel DI PIZIOMidfielderCentral Coast Mariners FCAC United FC / Football NSW
Sebastian ESPOSITODefenderUS LecceBrunswick City SC / Football VIC
Steven HALLGoalkeeperBrighton & Hove Albion FCPara Hills Junior SC / Football SA
Joshua INSERRADefenderMelbourne Victory FCFawkner SC / Football VIC
Luka JOVANOVICAttackerAdelaide United FCFk Beograd / Football SA
Zach LISOLAJSKIDefenderWestern United FCSydenham Park SC / Football VIC
Paul OKON-ENGSTLERMidfielderS.L. BenficaMarconi Stallions / Football NSW
Bailey O’NEILDefenderAdelaide United FCWestern Strikers / Football SA
Anthony PAVLESICGoalkeeperFC Bayern MunichSydney United 58 FC / Football NSW
Kayne RAZMOVSKIMidfielderMelbourne Victory FCAltona City Soccer Club / Football VIC
Alexander ROBINSONGoalkeeperMacarthur Bulls FCMt Druitt Town Rangers FC / Football NSW
Zane SCHREIBERDefenderMelbourne City FCBomaderry SC / Football NSW
Dimitri VALKANISDefenderAEK AthensMetro Stars FC / Football SA
Thomas WADDINGHAMAttackerBrisbane Roar FCEdge Hill United FC / Football QLD
Rhys YOULLEYMidfielderK.V.C. WesterloMarconi Stallions / Football NSW
Jonny YULLMidfielderAdelaide United FCWest Torrens Birkalla SC / Football SA