Goodwin named in Graham Arnold's 24-player squad for Lebanon clash


Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold today named a 24-player squad for his side’s international friendly against Lebanon on Tuesday evening, presenting opportunities for numerous players including some based in the Hyundai A-League. 

Adelaide United’s Craig Goodwin and Sydney FC's Rhyan Grant enter Australia’s squad for Tuesday’s match, as does Jamshedpur FC attacker Tim Cahill who will make his 108th and final appearance for Australia against the ‘Cedars’ in two days’ time.

Tom Rogic and Robbie Kruse will miss match as they manage minor injuries, while train-on players Thomas Deng and Dimitri Petratos – who both did well during the week in Brisbane –have not been selected for the encounter. Arnold will omit one further player on matchday as the group is monitored following the quick turnaround from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Korea Republic. 

“There is a short turnaround to Tuesday’s match against Lebanon so Tom [Rogic] and Robbie [Kruse], who both performed well on Saturday evening but have minor knee and groin injuries respectively, won’t be risked,” Arnold explained. “Thomas and Dimitri both did well in training in Brisbane but they won’t be part of the Lebanon fixture.”

“Our medical and performance staff will continue to monitor the group leading into Tuesday’s game and together we will make a decision regarding the final 23 players for matchday on matchday.

“With limited matches and training days with the team leading up to next year’s AFC Asian Cup it is important that we provide as many players as possible with the chance to integrate into our style and system, and Tuesday’s match against Lebanon gives us a great chance to do that,” he said.

The Caltex Socceroos’ match against Lebanon will be broadcast live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network TEN.

Caltex Socceroos 24-player squad for Australia v Lebanon – Tuesday, 20 November 2018 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Name

Club, Country

A-International Caps (Goals)

Mustafa AMINI

AGF Aarhus, Denmark

3 (0)

Aziz BEHICH

PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands

28 (2)

Martin BOYLE

Hibernian FC, Scotland

1 (0)

Tim CAHILL

Jamshedpur FC, India

107 (50)

Milos DEGENEK

Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

18 (0)

Alex GERSBACH

Rosenborg BK, Norway

5 (0)

Craig GOODWIN

Adelaide United, Australia

3 (0)

Rhyan GRANT

Sydney FC, Australia

0 (0)

Jackson IRVINE

Hull City AFC, England

23 (2)

James JEGGO

FK Austria Wien, Austria

0 (0)

Tomi JURIC

FC Luzern, Switzerland

40 (8)

Matthew JURMAN

Al-Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4 (0)

Mitchell LANGERAK (Gk)

Nagoya Grampus, Japan

8 (0)

Mathew LECKIE

Hertha BSC, Germany

58 (8)

Massimo LUONGO

Queens Park Rangers FC, England

38 (6)

Awer MABIL

FC Midtjylland, Denmark

2 (1)

Jamie MACLAREN

Hibernian FC, Scotland

7 (0)

Mark MILLIGAN

Hibernian FC, Scotland

73 (6)

Aaron MOOY

Huddersfield Town AFC, England

38 (5)

Andrew NABBOUT

Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan

6 (1)

Josh RISDON

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

13 (0)

Mathew RYAN (Gk)

Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England

48 (0)

Trent SAINSBURY

PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands

40 (3)

Daniel VUKOVIC (Gk)

KRC Genk, Belgium

2 (0)


Upcoming Caltex Socceroos Matches:

Caltex Socceroos v Lebanon (International Friendly)
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales
Kick-off: 7.30pm (AEDT)
Tickets: www.socceroos.com.au/tickets
Broadcast: Live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and Network TEN
Radio: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App, and Macquarie Sports Radio from 7pm (Melbourne 1278am, Sydney 954am, Brisbane 882am and Perth DAB+)