Bennie heading to South America with Young Socceroos

Glory forward Daniel Bennie has today been named in the Subway Young Socceroos squad which is set to face Uruguay and Chile during a tour of South America next month.

The 18-year-old, who made 25 Isuzu UTE A-League appearances in purple last season, is one of 23 players who will assemble in Montevideo to begin preparations for their first fixture with Uruguay on June 5, before relocating to Santiago for back-to-back matches against Chile on June 8 and 11.

Subway Young Socceroos’ Head Coach, Trevor Morgan, believes that the tour will play a key role in the development of his squad as they prepare for July’s AFF U-19 Youth Championship and September’s AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2025 Qualifiers.

“As part of our strategy, following on from matches against European opponents late last year,” he said, “we’re exposing the boys to completely different opposition, playing styles and conditions, some of which they’ll have never experienced before.

“These types of opportunities are so valuable for the broader education and development of young players, which we’ll reap the benefits of in years to come.

“I’m really excited about the quality we’ve got right across both this squad and the entire age group.

“Selecting only 23 players was difficult, but I feel we’ve got a great balance in this squad as we look at what’s ahead in 2024.”


Subway Young Socceroos v Uruguay
Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Complejo Uruguay Celeste, Montevideo
Kick-off: 10.00am local / 9.00pm WST

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile
Saturday, 8 June 2024
Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar, La Calera
Kick-off: 4.00pm local / 4.00am WST (Sunday, 9 June)

Subway Young Socceroos v Chile
Tuesday, 11 June 2024
ANFP Federacion de Futbol de Chile, Santiago
Kick-off: 5.00pm local / 5.00am WST (Wednesday, 12 June)