Olyroos Kickstart AFC U23 Asian Cup Campaign Against Jordan

Nishan Velupillay, Ryan Teague and Jordi Valadon kick off the Olyroos’ AFC U23 Asian Cup campaign against Jordan tonight.

Our very own Nishan Velupillay, Ryan Teague and Jordi Valadon will look to feature in the AFC U23 Asian Cup tonight as the Olyroos kickstart the campaign against Jordan.

The Subway Olyroos will face Saudi Arabi and Qatar, as their preparation for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 begins to intensify.

The fixtures – scheduled for Friday 17 November (Qatar) and Tuesday 21 November (Saudi Arabia) – will be played at Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium, providing Vidmar’s squad with the invaluable opportunity to spend time together as a group while facing quality opposition.

With a clear focus on preparation for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024, Vidmar said this camp and his selections would help build necessary depth across the squad.

“We’ve got some fantastic young players coming through, playing for clubs in Australia and across Europe,” Vidmar said.

“It’s important for us to ensure we have a squad that is familiar with our environment, as they may be called upon throughout our Asian Cup campaign or beyond – be it due to injuries or player availability. Having a wider group of players all on the same page is an important element to any success we collectively strive for.”

The Subway Olyroos are one of 16 teams who have qualified for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024, should they finish in the top three they will automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics as the AFC representatives, while the fourth-best team will play an AFC-CAF play-off match for the final qualification spot. 

How to watch

All matches of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™, including the Subway Olyroos, will be shown LIVE on Paramount+.

The full AFC U-23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 match schedule is available here.


Australia v Jordan
Monday, 15 April 2024
Kick-off: 4pm (local) / 11pm AEST
Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha

Indonesia v Australia
Thursday, 18 April 2024
Kick-off: 4pm (local) / 11pm AEST
Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha

Qatar v Australia
Sunday, 21 April 2024
Kick-off: 6:30pm (local) / 1:30am AEST (Monday, 22 April)
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha