Glory trio set to represent Young Socceroos in Spanish tournament

Glory trio Joseph Forde, Kaelan Majekodunmi and Chris Donnell have today all been named in the 24-strong Young Socceroos squad which will travel to Spain later this month to compete in the four continents U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup.

Chile, England, and Morocco will also feature in the tournament at the Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar between September 21 and 27, giving the young Aussies the chance to pit themselves against elite international opposition during the September FIFA window.

Head Coach Trevor Morgan believes that his young charges will reap huge rewards from the experience.

“Our youth national teams have been starved of international competitions due to the pandemic,” he said.

“However, Football Australia is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible to support the development of our leading youth footballers and the Young Socceroos participation in the Costa Cálida Supercup in Spain is a great first step for this group.

“We have a highly talented crop of footballers in this group, who play either locally or in leagues around the world and selecting a squad for this tournament created a welcome headache.
“To able to play world class opposition from three confederations in Morocco, Chile and reigning under-19 European Champions – England, within the space of eight days presents an ideal learning experience for this squad as we prepare for future tournaments and develop the next generation of Olyroos and Socceroos.”

Forde and Donnell both made their A-League debuts last season, while the latter also regularly skippered the PGFC Academy First Team this year, of which Majekodunmi was another key member.

All matches of the U-20 Costa Cálida Supercup will be streamed through the Pinatar Arena YouTube channel, with full details to be confirmed.