Subway Olyroos win opening WAFF U-23 Championship game against Iraq

The Subway Olyroos have begun their West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) U-23 Championship – Saudi Arabia 2024 campaign in winning fashion, courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Iraq U-23.

Nishan Velupillay and Jordi Valadon got off to a dream start as the Olyroos kicked off their WAFF U23 Men’s Championship with a 2-1 win over Iraq.

First-half goals from Louis D’Arrigo and Alou Kuol had the Aussies in a commanding position after 15 minutes before Iraq pulled one back from Halgwrd Jaafar four minutes after half-time.

Nish got the starting xi nod from head coach Tony Vidmar with the pacey winger playing 62 minutes, while Jordi was an un-used substitute.