Socceroos To Face Argentina In China

Subway Socceroos take on Argentina live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+

The Subway Socceroos will take on reigning World Champions, Argentina, in Beijing, China next month in a much-anticipated rematch following their Round of 16 encounter at last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The international friendly will take place at The Workers’ Stadium on Thursday 15 June at 8.00pm local / 10.00pm AEST, and it will be the first time the two sides have met since their much talked about encounter at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, where Argentina claimed a 2-1 victory.

Football Australia CEO James Johnson said that this match is historic on so many levels: “To secure a match against the World Champions Argentina reflects Australia’s standing within world football and the respect that the top nations have for both our senior national teams.

“Football is truly the global game and for Australia to be invited to play this match in China, and against the world number one, we hope this will open further opportunities for our two nations to work together both on and off the football field,” Johnson said.

Australia’s senior men’s national team last played in China in 2008, when they met China in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Kunming. Next month’s match will be the first time since early 2020 that a senior Australian national sporting team has competed in China.

“I would also like to extend our gratitude to the promoters, China Rainbow International Investment Co. Ltd for their ambition in organising this match, along with Beijing Football Association and Chinese Football Association plus the Chinese and Australian Governments for their respective support,” Johnson continued.

“It’s been 15 years since our senior men’s national team played in China, and we are truly excited to be returning to face Argentina at the newly renovated Workers’ Stadium in Beijing.”

Fans in Australia will be able to watch the Subway Socceroos take on Argentina live and free on Network 10 and live on Paramount+.

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Nathaniel ATKINSON Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland 6 (0) Riverside Olympic FC / Football Tasmania
Keanu BACCUS St Mirren FC, Scotland 5 (0) Parklea FC / Football New South Wales
Brandon BORRELLO Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia 6 (1) Modbury Jets SC / Football South Australia
Jordan BOS Melbourne City FC, Australia 1 (0) Hoppers Crossing SC / Football Victoria
Alessandro CIRCATI Parma Calcio 1913, Italy (0) Perth Soccer Club / Football West
Cameron DEVLIN Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland 2 (0) Sutherland Sharks FC / Football New South Wales
Mitchell DUKE Fagiano Okayama, Japan 26 (9) Liverpool Rangers SC / Football New South Wales
Joe GAUCI (Gk) Adelaide United FC, Australia 1 (0) Cumberland United FC / Football South Australia
Denis GENREAU Toulouse FC, France 2 (0) Brighton SC / Football Victoria
Thomas GLOVER (Gk) Melbourne City FC, Australia (0) Menai Hawks / Football New South Wales
Ajdin HRUSTIC Hellas Verona FC, Italy 23 (3) Heatherton United SC / Football Victoria
Joel KING Odense Boldklub, Denmark on loan to Sydney FC, Australia 4 (0) Shellharbour Junior FC / Football New South Wales
Mathew LECKIE Melbourne City FC, Australia 77 (14) Brimbank Stallions FC / Football Victoria
Jamie MACLAREN Melbourne City FC, Australia 29 (8) Green Gully SC / Football Victoria
Riley MCGREE Middlesbrough FC, England 16 (1) Gawler Eagles FC / Football South Australia
Connor METCALFE FC St. Pauli, Germany 7 (0) South Cardiff FC / Northern NSW Football
Aiden O’NEILL Melbourne City FC, Australia 2 (0) University of Queensland Football Club (Formerly Kenmore FC) / Football Queensland
Alexander ROBERTSON Manchester City FC, England 1 (0) Pagewood Botany FC / Football New South Wales
Kye ROWLES Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland 9 (0) Palm Beach SC / Football Queensland
Mathew RYAN (Gk) (Cpt) AZ Alkmaar, Netherland 80 (0) Blacktown City FC / Football New South Wales
Gianni STENSNESS Viking FK, Norway 2 (0) Pittwater RSL FC / Collaroy Cromer SC / Football New South Wales
Harry SOUTTAR Leicester City FC, England 15 (6) Brechin City Boys Club (Scotland)
Ryan STRAIN St Mirren FC, Scotland 1 (0) Aston Villa FC (UK)