Hall and Jovanović named in Australian U18’s

Adelaide United goalkeeper, Steven Hall, and forward, Luka Jovanović, have been named in an U18 men’s squad to represent Australia in a four-nations tournament in Portugal next month.

With the Young Socceroos missing out on FIFA U20 World Cup qualification on a penalty shootout at the 2023 AFC U20 Asian Cup in March, Australian U20 men’s Head Coach, Trevor Morgan, has selected a 20-player squad to contest the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) Portugal Sub-18 International Tournament.

The FPF Portugal Sub-18 will be played in Lisbon from 5 – 15 June and features U-8 national team squads representing England, Portugal, and Norway, along with Australia in a round-robin format.

Head Coach Trevor Morgan said this tournament presents the chance for our next crop of prospective Young Socceroos to experience high quality international football.

“It’s important we continue to provide opportunities for our best emerging talent to gain exposure to international competition as we look ahead to the next under-20 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign which will commence in 2024,” Morgan explained.

“This invitational tournament in Portugal will see those selected play matches against three of Europe’s leading nations at both youth and senior level, which is the type of competition we are seeking to develop the next generation of Socceroos.”

Australia’s matches against both England (11 June) and Norway (13 June) will be played at the Cidade do Futebol complex and against Portugal (9 June) at Sports Complex Real Sport Clube.

Australian U18 FPF Portugal U18 schedule:

  • 9 June 2023, 6:00pm local – Australia U18 vs Portugal U18
  • 11 June 2023, 11:00am local – Australia U18 vs England U18
  • 13 June 2023, 11:00am local – Australia U18 vs Norway U18