Socceroos Squad vs England Announced

The Socceroos have announced their squad to play in a friendly against England at the Stadium Of Light in England on May 28.

There are four uncapped players in Milos Degenek, Bradden Inman, Stefan Mauk and Jamie Maclaren. Degenek is a centre back who has been solid for his club, TSV 1860 München who are in the second division of Germany. Inman who mainly plays as a striker, has been in good form for English third tier side, Crewe Alexandra this season. Mauk who is a central midfielder, has been in magnificent form for Adelaide United and was awarded the A League young player of the year this season. Maclaren who is a striker has scored 20 goals in 25 appearances for Brisbane Roar this season.

Craig Goodwin was included into the squad after being instrumental to Adelaide United winning the title and just recently moved to newly-promoted Dutch first-tier side Sparta Rotterdam. Jackson Irvine, Tomi Juric, Matt McKay and Aziz Behich also earned a recall.

Tim Cahill, Matthew Spiranovic, Ryan McGowan, Trent Sainsbury, Nathan Burns, James Troisi and Apostolos Gianno were all left out the squad to focus on their league campaigns in Asia. Matthew Leckie was also left out for personal reasons.

A squad full of European and Australian based players will be hoping to cause an upset against England who are looking to find some form heading into the Euros next month. Australia will come into the match as underdogs but this team could surprise England in this friendly match.


SOCCEROOS SQUAD: Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Adam Federici, Craig Goodwin, Chris Ikonomidis, Jackson Irvine, Brad Inman, Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric, Robbie Kruse, Mitchell Langerak, Massimo Luongo, Jamie Maclaren, Stefan Mauk, Matthew McKay, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Josh Risdon, Tom Rogic, Mathew Ryan, Brad Smith, Bailey Wright, Alex Wilkinson.


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