Australia have introduced their remaining 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Columbus Crew defender Milos Degenek amongst these called-up by Graham Arnold.
The Socceroos have been drawn into Group D the place they’ll start their competitors on November 22 in opposition to defending champions France. Following that, they’ll take Tunisia 4 days later earlier than ending their group stage in opposition to Denmark on November 30.
Degenek performed in 28 video games for the Crew throughout the 2022 MLS season after arriving final January as a free agent having beforehand taking part in for Serbian aspect Crimson Star Belgrade.
Born in Croatia, he moved to Australia in 2000 and he made his debut for the nationwide staff in 2016. He has since performed 38 matches for the Socceroos, scoring one aim, and he’s now set to play in his second FIFA World Cup.
Degenek was an unused substitute when Australia certified for Qatar by successful an inter-confederation playoff over Peru on penalties. He will probably be hoping for an even bigger position in what will probably be Australia’s fifth straight World Cup, with their greatest earlier efficiency coming in Germany 2006 once they certified for the Spherical of 16.