Australia national under-17 soccer team

The Australia national under-17 soccer team represents Australia in men's international under-17 soccer. The team is controlled by the governing body for Football in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Joeys.

Australia Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Joeys
AssociationFootball Federation Australia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTrevor Morgan
CaptainRyan Teague
FIFA codeAUS
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 2–1 New Zealand 
(New Zealand; 3 December 1983)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1985)
Best resultRunners-up; 1999
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances5 (first in 2008)
Best resultSemi-finals; 2010, 2014, 2018
AFF U-16 Youth Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions; 2008, 2016
Websitehttps://www.socceroos.com.au/joeys-u17s

Australia is a ten-time OFC champion and a two-time AFF champion. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournaments on twelve occasions.

HistoryEdit

The "Joeys" best result in international football came in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship hosted by New Zealand. Australia finished second in the tournament after losing the final to Brazil. The match had finished nil all after extra time and Brazil won the penalty shoot-out 8–7.

To qualify for the tournament Australia had to first win the Oceania qualifiers. This was achieved with wins over Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and again Fiji in the final which finished 5–0.[1]

Next up was a two leg play-off against Bahrain who had finished third in the 1998 AFC U-17 Championship. Australia won 3–1 on aggregate.

In the tournament proper, Australia lost their opening game 2–1 to Brazil although a come from behind 2–1 win over Germany and a 1–0 win over Mali saw Australia top the group ahead of Brazil. Australia dispatched of Qatar 1–0 in the quarter final and needed penalties to get past USA after a 2–2 draw in the semi-final.

A number of the "Joeys" squad would go on to represent the Socceroos over the coming years including Adrian Madaschi, Jade North, Joshua Kennedy and Scott McDonald.

Coaching staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 21 players were named for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[2][3] Players born on or after 1 January 2002 are eligible. Caps correct as of 7 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adam Pavlesic (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 19) 13 0   Sydney FC
12 1GK Oliver Kalac (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 19) 4 0   Western Sydney Wanderers
18 1GK Nicholas Bilokapic (2002-09-08) 8 September 2002 (age 19) 2 0   Huddersfield Town

2 2DF Idrus Abdulahi (2003-09-22) 22 September 2003 (age 18) 7 0   Melbourne City
3 2DF Daniel Walsh (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 19) 9 2   Perth Glory
4 2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins (2002-11-06) 6 November 2002 (age 19) 16 1   Raków Częstochowa
5 2DF Izaack Powell (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 20) 7 0   Brisbane Roar
13 2DF Joshua Rawlins (2004-04-23) 23 April 2004 (age 18) 4 0   Perth Glory
14 2DF Trent Ostler (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 20) 11 3   Perth Glory
15 2DF Anton Mlinaric (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 20) 6 0   Brisbane Roar

6 3MF Ryan Teague (Captain) (2002-01-24) 24 January 2002 (age 20) 24 3   Sporting da Covilhã
8 3MF Birkan Kirdar (2002-02-07) 7 February 2002 (age 20) 22 8   Melbourne Victory
10 3MF Caleb Watts (2002-01-16) 16 January 2002 (age 20) 7 1   Crawley Town
16 3MF Luke Duzel (2002-02-05) 5 February 2002 (age 20) 18 3   Western United
21 3MF Cameron Peupion (2002-09-23) 23 September 2002 (age 19) 9 2   Brighton & Hove Albion

7 4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 19) 14 3   Austria Wien
9 4FW Noah Botic (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 20) 22 17   Western United
11 4FW Ali Auglah (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 20) 3 1   Western Sydney Wanderers
17 4FW Yaya Dukuly (2003-01-17) 17 January 2003 (age 19) 2 0   Adelaide United
19 4FW Michael Ruhs (2002-08-27) 27 August 2002 (age 19) 2 1   Macarthur FC
20 4FW Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Melbourne Victory

Recent results and fixturesEdit

No matches played in the last 2 years. The 2020 AFC U-16 Championship was cancelled after the draw for the group stage was conducted.[4]

2021Edit

April 2021 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Group Stage Australia   Cancelled   India Bahrain
April 2021 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Group Stage Uzbekistan   Cancelled   Australia Bahrain
April 2021 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Group Stage South Korea   Cancelled   Australia Bahrain

2022Edit

2 August 2022 (2022-08-02) 2022 AFF U-16 Youth Championship Australia   v   Myanmar GBK Madya Stadium, Jakarta
15:00 WIB
5 August 2022 (2022-08-05) 2022 AFF U-16 Youth Championship Cambodia   v   Australia GBK Madya Stadium, Jakarta
15:00 WIB
5 October 2022 (2022-10-05) 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualification Australia   v   Northern Mariana Islands Shepparton, Australia
Source Stadium: Shepparton Football Complex
7 October 2022 (2022-10-07) 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualification Cambodia   v   Australia Shepparton, Australia
Source Stadium: Shepparton Football Complex
9 October 2022 (2022-10-09) 2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualification Australia   v   China PR Shepparton, Australia
Source Stadium: Shepparton Football Complex

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1985 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 1 0 4 1
  1987 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 5
  1989 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 3 6
  1991 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 7 6
  1993 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 7 5
  1995 Quarterfinals 6th 4 1 1 2 6 7
  1997 Did not qualify
  1999 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
  2001 Quarterfinals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 6
  2003 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 6
  2005 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 2 5
  2007 Did not participate
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 3 7
  2013 Did not qualify
  2015 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 3 11
  2017 Did not qualify
  2019 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 5 9
  2021 Competition cancelled
  2023 To be determined
Total 13/19 0 Titles 51 19 6 26 57 79

OFC U-17 ChampionshipEdit

OFC U-17 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1983 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 22 2
  1986 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 10 1
  1989 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 35 1
  1991 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 15 4
  1993 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 12 1
  1995 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 11 0
  1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 30 1
  1999 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 55 1
 /  2001 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 52 0
 / /  2003 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 40 3
  2005 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 38 0
Total 11/11 10 Titles 54 51 1 2 320 13

AFC U-17 Asian CupEdit

AFC U-17 Asian Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Did not participate
  2008 Quarterfinals 5th 4 3 0 1 13 5
  2010 Semifinals 4th 5 3 1 1 12 5
  2012 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 6
  2014 Semifinals 3rd 5 4 1 0 12 4
  2016 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 10
  2018 Semifinals 4th 5 3 0 2 10 9
  2020 Competition cancelled
  2023 To be determined
Total 6/8 0 Titles 26 15 3 8 54 39

AFF U-16 Youth ChampionshipEdit

AFF U-16 Youth Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  2008 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 14 4
  2009 Cancelled
  2010 Did not participate
  2011
  2012 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 8
  2013 Third place 3rd 6 4 2 0 30 2
  2014 Cancelled
  2015 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 36 8
  2016 Champions 1st 7 3 3 1 27 13
  2017 Third place 3rd 7 5 0 2 27 10
  2018 Did not participate
  2019 Group Stage 5 3 1 1 11 5
Total 7/9 2 Titles 40 25 9 6 149 52

HonoursEdit

Runners-up (1): 1999
Champions (10): 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (1): 1997
Champions (2): 2008, 2016
Runners-up (1): 2012
Third place (3): 2013, 2015, 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joeys 1999 Matches".
  2. ^ "Trevor Morgan names Australia's Brazil-bound boys". Football Federation Australia. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  3. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 October 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021". Asian Football Confederation. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 30 December 2021.

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