Hall and Vidmar named in Subway Young Socceroos Squad

Steven Hall and Kane Vidmar have both been selected in the Subway Young Socceroos Squad for AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers.

Australian U-20 Men’s National Team Head Coach, Trevor Morgan, has today named the 23-players set to represent Australia at the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers in Kuwait City.

Originally scheduled to take place in Basra, Iraq during the September FIFA window, but moved by AFC due to security concerns, the Group H ties will now take place from 14 – 18 October at Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium.

Steven Hall training with the Young Socceroos. (Photo by David Aliaga)

The Subway Young Socceroos will meet India, Iraq, and Kuwait for potentially two remaining spots in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™, which is scheduled to be staged from March 1 to 18 next year. The sides who finish top of their groups are assured of a place in Uzbekistan alongside the five best runners-up in the qualifiers.

The Subway Young Socceroos head into the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers having recently participated in the U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup in Spain where they played matches against Morocco, Chile and reigning under-19 European Champions – England.

Kane Vidmar training with the Young Socceroos. (Photo by David Aliaga)

Upon announcing the squad, Australian U-20 Head Coach Trevor Morgan said: “We have selected a very talented and versatile squad for these AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers knowing we will need to be at our best to qualify for the Asian Cup,” Morgan said.

“We have been drawn in a challenging group alongside Kuwait, India, and Iraq, and due to club commitments, we won’t assemble in Kuwait fully as a squad until Monday night. 

“Fortunately, the majority of the players selected for these Qualifiers were together at the recent U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup in Spain, providing a great opportunity to train and play under tournament conditions, which has helped the players grow, and will hold us in good stead for Kuwait.

“We are very thankful for the support of clubs, both in Australia and abroad, for their ongoing support of Australia’s national youth team programs and in doing so, allowing us to field the best teams possible and enabling their players to showcase their talent on the international stage,” Trevor Morgan concluded.

Match Schedule – Group H of the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023™ Qualifiers

4.30pm, 14 Oct 2022(12.30am AEDT, 15 October 2022)Iraq vs IndiaAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
7.30pm, 14 Oct 2022(3.30am AEDT, 15 October 2022)Australia vs KuwaitAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
4.30pm, 16 Oct 2022(12.30am AEDT, 17 October 2022)India vs AustraliaAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
7.30pm, 16 Oct 2022(3.30am AEDT, 17 October 2022)Kuwait vs IraqAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
4.30pm, 18 Oct 2022(12.30am AEDT, 19 October 2022)Australia vs IraqAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium
7.30pm, 18 Oct 2022(3.30am AEDT, 19 October 2022)India vs KuwaitAli Sabah Al-Salem Stadium


NamePositionCurrent ClubJunior Club / Member Federation
Alexander BADOLATOMidfielderWestern Sydney Wanderers FCSylvania Heights FC / Football NSW
Raphael BORGES RODRIGUESForwardMelbourne City FCWestern Strikers SC / Football SA
Rhys BOZINOVSKIMidfielderWestern United FCSpring Hills Stallions FC / Football VIC
Max CAPUTOForwardMelbourne City FCEssendon Royals SC / Football VIC
Matthew DENCHDefenderCharlton Athletic FC (UK)ECU Joondalup SC / Football West
Chris DONNELLMidfielderPerth Glory FCRockingham City FC / Football West
Yaya DUKULYForwardStade de Reims (France)Para Hills Knights SC / Football SA
Joseph FORDEDefenderPerth Glory FCForrestfield United SC / Football West
Archie GOODWINForwardNewcastle Jets FCCooks Hill United FC / Northern NSW
Steven HALLGoalkeeperAdelaide United FCModbury Vista SC / Football SA
Garang KUOLForwardCentral Coast Mariners FCShepparton SC / Football Victoria
Alessandro LOPANEMidfielderWestern Sydney Wanderers FCAPIA Leichhardt FC / Football NSW
Kaelan MAJEKODUNMIDefenderPerth Glory FCLeicester Junior Foxes (UK)
Alexander MENELAOUForwardWestern Sydney Wanderers FCNorthcote City FC / Football VIC
James NIEUWENHUIZENGoalkeeperMelbourne City FCGoulburn Valley Suns FC / Football VIC
Presley ORTIZMidfielderAtlético Cacém (Portugal)Queens Park FC / Football NSW
Jordan PEREZDefenderAEK Larnaca FC (Cyprus)Bangor Brumbies FC / Football NSW
Gabriel POPOVICForwardNk Rudeš (Croatia)Sydney United 58 FC / Football NSW
Joshua RAWLINSDefenderFC Utrecht (Holland)Dianella SC / Football West
Adrian SEGECICForwardSydney FCLidcombe Waratah FC / Football NSW
Nectarios TRIANTISDefenderCentral Coast MarinersStrathfield Strikers FC / Football NSW
Kane VIDMARDefenderAdelaide United FCWest Torrens Birkalla SC / Football SA
Jack WARSHAWSKYGoalkeeperWestern Sydney Wanderers FCBuderim Wanderers FC / Football QLD