International Duty Wrap: City youngsters in action

City’s wealth of young talent has been on display during a busy period of international football for Australia. We wrap up all the action and take a look at what’s to come.  

Caputo scores in Australia U18s 2-1 win over Norway 

City young gun Max Caputo found the back of the net in Australia U18s 2-1 win over Norway at the FPF Portugal Sub-18. 

Caputo opened the scoring in Portugal inside the opening four minutes when he was slipped through into the box, before finding the back of the net with a composed finish.

It’s the 17-year-old’s second goal for Australia U18s in as many days, after the young striker was on the scoresheet in Australia’s 3-2 loss to England. Caputo’s goal helped Australia hold England level at 2-2 until the 90th minute where they were undone by a last-gasp winner.

Galic, Chinnama and Young Matildas book their ticket to the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 

Daniela Galic, Naomi Chinnama and the Young Matildas have qualified for the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 Uzbekistan after a dominant qualifying campaign. 

The City duo opened their 2024 AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup Round 2 Qualifiers with a 5-0 win over Lebanon, before defeating Iran 3-0 and Vietnam 2-0. 

City defender Chinnama started all three matches for the Young Matildas, as 16-year-old Galic was in the starting XI against both Lebanon and Vietnam. 

The Young Matildas completed their qualifying campaign undefeated, having not conceded a goal in both Round 1 and 2. 

Talbot, Tilio and the Olyroos top Group B, book place in semi-finals 

City’s Callum Talbot captained the Olyroos as he lined up alongside club teammate Marco Tilio in an impressive 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday night.

The win saw Australia secure their place in the semi-finals of the Maurice Revello Tournament, which will take place on Friday 16 June in Salon.  

Australia went down in their opening match of the tournament against Qatar, as the match finished 0-0 before Qatar prevailed 4-3 on penalties. Tony Vidmar’s side bounced back in their second fixture, defeating Mediterranean Select 3-2 before their win over Mexico. 

Antoniou named in Australia’s AFC U17 Asian Cup squad 

City Academy product Peter Antoniou has been selected in the Joeys squad for the upcoming AFC U17 Asian Cup in Thailand.  

Australia has been drawn in Group C and will face Saudi Arabia (16 June) and China PR (19 June) at Chonburi Stadium before completing the round robin group stage format against Tajikistan (22 June) at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium.

You can catch Peter and Australia in action live on 10 Play. 

Australia – AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023™ Group Stage Match Schedule

Friday 16 June – Australia vs Saudi Arabia at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium

Monday 19 June – Australia vs China PR at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Chonburi Stadium

Thursday 22 June – Australia vs Tajikistan at 5.00pm local / 8.00pm AEST, Rajamangala National Stadium (Bangkok)

Socceroos prepare to take on Argentina

Alongside our young guns in action for Australia, our Socceroos take on FIFA World Cup Champions Argentina in Beijing on Thursday 15 June, kick-off 10:00pm AEST. Watch live on Network 10 and Paramount+.