Two Hibs stars selected in Australia squad for World Cup qualifiers

Hibs pair Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine have been included in the Australia squad for their upcoming World Cup qualification quadruple-header.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:56 am
Martin Boyle (centre) and Jackson Irvine (far right) with their Australian international team-mates. Picture: Getty

Graham Arnold’s side will face Kuwait, Chinese Taipei, Nepal and Jordan, all taking place in Kuwait City, over the course of 12 days from June 3 to June 15. Eleven members of the 31-man group will immediately travel to the Middle East to acclimatise to the weather conditions before six more will arrive over the coming week. The final 14 will meet up with the rest once the camp switches to Kuwait City.

Australia sit top of the second round qualifying group having recorded four wins out of four. However, due to the global pandemic, they haven’t played a game since November 2019 and a 1-0 away win in Jordan.

Boyle has won four caps, scoring twice, since switching his international allegiances from Scotland. Irvine has made 34 career appearances for his nation. Ex-Hibee Jamie Maclaren is also in the squad.

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