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 coach Trevor 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 18) 13 0   Sydney FC
12 1GK Oliver Kalac (2002-11-09) 9 November 2002 (age 17) 4 0   Western Sydney Wanderers
18 1GK Nicholas Bilokapic (2002-09-08) 8 September 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Huddersfield Town

2 2DF Idrus Abdulahi (2003-09-22) 22 September 2003 (age 17) 7 0   Melbourne City
3 2DF Daniel Walsh (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 18) 9 2   Perth Glory
4 2DF Jordan Courtney-Perkins (2002-11-06) 6 November 2002 (age 17) 16 1   Brisbane Roar
5 2DF Izaack Powell (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 18) 7 0   Brisbane Roar
13 2DF Joshua Rawlins (2004-04-23) 23 April 2004 (age 16) 4 0   Perth Glory
14 2DF Trent Ostler (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 18) 11 3   Perth Glory
15 2DF Anton Mlinaric (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 18) 6 0   Sydney FC

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

7 4FW Tristan Hammond (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 17) 14 3   Sporting CP
9 4FW Noah Botic (2002-01-11) 11 January 2002 (age 18) 22 17   1899 Hoffenheim
11 4FW Ali Auglah (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 18) 3 1   Western Sydney Wanderers
17 4FW Yaya Dukuly (2003-01-17) 17 January 2003 (age 17) 2 0   Melbourne City
19 4FW Michael Ruhs (2002-08-27) 27 August 2002 (age 18) 2 1   Sydney United
20 4FW Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Melbourne Victory

Recent results and fixturesEdit

Team competing in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

26 October 2019 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group stageEcuador  2–1  AustraliaGoiânia, Brazil
20:00 (UTC-3)
Report
Stadium: Estádio Olímpico
Attendance: 337
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
29 October 2019 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group stageAustralia  2–2  HungaryGoiânia, Brazil
20:00 (UTC-3)
Report
Stadium: Estádio Olímpico
Attendance: 233
Referee: Amin Mohamed (Egypt)
1 November 2019 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group stageAustralia  2–1  NigeriaGama, Brazil
17:00 (UTC-3)
Report
Stadium: Estádio Bezerrão
Attendance: 851
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
6 November 2019 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16France  4–0  AustraliaGoiânia, Brazil
20:00 (UTC-3)
Report Stadium: Estádio da Serrinha
Attendance: 814
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)

Team working to qualify for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

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 1 2 5 9
  2021 To be determined
Total 13/18 0 Titles 51 19 7 25 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 Qualified
Total 6/7 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. ^ http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Joeys/1999.html
  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.

External linksEdit