Subway Socceroos set to take on Palestine in FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier

The Subway Socceroos face Palestine during their Second Round FIFA World Cup 2026™ Qualifier at HBF Park, Perth on Tuesday 11 June.

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The upcoming game marks the long-awaited return of the Subway Socceroos to Perth, in what will be their first appearance in the city since 2016. Their last match at HBF Park resulted in a triumphant 2-0 victory over Iraq. This was a crucial step on their journey to securing a spot in the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018.

With this match, the Subway Socceroos aim to solidify their position in the Third Round of qualification. Hopefully, bringing them closer to their goal of participating in the FIFA World Cup 2026™. This would mark their sixth consecutive appearance at the prestigious international football tournament set to be held in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Subway Socceroos v Palestine

Graham Arnold’s squad set to face Palestine was announced last week. It includes top players such as Josh Nisbet, fresh off his Isuzu UTE A-League Men Championship win. Nestory Irankunda steps up for his first senior men’s national team camp having previously been involved in a train-on capacity when Australia hosted Ecuador in March 2023. Daniel Arzani, Paul Izzo, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, Cameron Devlin, Jackson Irvine, Connor Metcalfe, and Kusini Yengi round out the dynamic lineup.

Interested to see the full squad? Take a look here.

This match day at HBF Park isn’t just a regular day, there will also be a Subway activation which includes activities for everyone. Think of yourself as an undiscovered football star? You can have a go at the kicking targets or you can get your face painted so you are looking match ready! All while enjoying a set from a live DJ.

The Subway Socceroos will also honour the memory of Dylan Tombides in the lead up to and during their Second Round FIFA World Cup 2026™ Qualifier.

Tombides, a former player for the Australian youth national team, received a devastating diagnosis of testicular cancer in 2011 after a routine drug test at the U-17 FIFA World Cup revealed a tumor in one of his testicles.

Despite a courageous battle spanning three years, Dylan managed to fulfill his dream of making his professional debut for West Ham United FC. Tragically, he passed away in April 2014 at just 20 years old, surrounded by his family.

In honor of Dylan’s memory, DT38 Australia was founded, with a mission to revolutionise the diagnosis of testicular cancer through the implementation of best practice diagnostic protocols. The organisation also aims to educate young men about testicular cancer, empowering them to prioritise their health.

DT38 Australia’s involvement in the Subway Socceroos match against Palestine includes various initiatives, such as specially designed warm-up t-shirts and in-game tributes to raise awareness.

To learn more about Dylan’s story or the work of DT38 Australia head to

The Subway Socceroos face Palestine on the 11 June 2024. Limited tickets are on sale now here.