Ultimate Guide: Australia’s October Window against England and New Zealand

The Subway Socceroos will play its fifth and sixth international friendlies of 2023 when it faces England and New Zealand on Saturday 5:45am (AEDT) and Wednesday 5:45am (AEDT).

This will be the first of two historic clashes which will see the Subway Socceroos take on the Three Lions at a sold-out Wembley Stadium, the first time an Australian side has appeared at one of world football’s most iconic venues. 

A clash the All Whites follows which will be played at the Gtech Community Stadium in Brentford with the recently rediscovered New Zealand and Australia Soccer Ashes Trophy to be taken home by the winner. The prize makes its official return after being missing for almost 70 years.

Here is everything you need to know about the Subway Socceroos’ clashes in London.

Our squad

Graham Arnold named a strong 23-player squad which has seen the return of 31-year-old midfielder Massimo Luongo for the first time in over four years as well as maiden selection for Hibernian full-back Lewis Miller.

Initially named in the squad, Riley McGree had to withdraw due to an injury sustained with Middlesbrough and was subsequently replaced by Aiden O’Neill.

Three additional train on players have also been called up in Alex Robertson, Mohamed Toure and Patrick Yazbek.

Head-to-head vs England

Played: 7
Wins: 1
Draws: 2
Losses: 4

Head-to-head vs New Zealand

Played: 64
Wins: 40
Draws: 11
Losses: 13

How to watch

The matches against England and New Zealand will be broadcast live and free on Australia’s ‘Home of Football,’ Network 10 with coverage beginning from 5:30am AEDT. 

The international friendly will also be streamed live via both 10 Play and Paramount+. International fans, stay tuned for more information around how you can watch the game.

As always be sure to check your local guides closer to the game.

Socceroos training
Photo Credit: Aleksandar Jason/Socceroos

Upcoming matches

England v Australia – International Friendly
Friday, 13 October
Wembley Stadium, London UK
Kick-off: 7.45pm local / 5.45am AEDT (Saturday, 14 October)

Australia v New Zealand – International Friendly
Tuesday, 17 October     
Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford, London UK     
Kick-off: 7.45pm local / 5.45am AEDT (Wednesday, 18 October)  
Tickets: Purchase Here