Auckland City Squad for FIFA Club World Cup 2023

The 19th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner. It will take place from February 1-11, 2023, in Morocco. The 2022 OFC Champions League winners Auckland City will represent the Oceania (OFC) region among 5 other continental champions and the host nation’s league champions.

In the 2022 OFC Champions League, New Zealand’s club Auckland City beat Venus by 3-0 goals to win their 10th title.

This year, Auckland City will participate in the FIFA Club World Cup for the 10th time. They previously played in the competition nine times, in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. They will look for their first title. Auckland City will face Al Ahly in the first round. 

Now, let’s take a quick look at the potential Auckland City squad for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023.

Potential Auckland City Squad

Auckland City boss Albert Riera will name a 23-man squad (three of whom have to be goalkeepers) for the tournament. Injury replacements are allowed until 24 hours before the team’s first match.

Here’s the potential roster of Auckland City.

Position Players
Goalkeepers  Conor Tracey, Cameron Brown, Finn Dockerty
Defenders Adam Mitchell, Christian Gray, Nathan Lobo, Alfie Rogers, Adam Bell, Daniel Morgan, Takuya Iwata, Jordan Vale
Midfielders  Dylan Manickum, Mario Ilic, Michael den Heijer, Cameron Howieson, Gerard Garriga, Ilham Hameedi, Matthew Ellis, Joseph Lee, Liam Gillion
Forwards Emiliano Tade, Ryan De Vries, Angus Kilkolly

Injury Report

Auckland City boss Albert Riera has no injury concerns. The players are reportedly fresh and ready to go. Albert will choose from a fully fit squad.

Key Players

  1. Emiliano Tade
  2. Dylan Manickum

Emiliano Tade is a crucial striker for Auckland City. The Argentine international will play a key role in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.

Eyes will be on Dylan Manickum as well. Dylan has been a top performer for the club.

Auckland City’s Fixtures in FIFA Club World Cup

As the Oceania (OFC) representatives, Auckland City will play the first round against Al Ahly. Despite being an Egyptian club, Al Ahly have qualified through the host nation’s (Morocco) berth.

Round Fixture Date Time Venue
First Round Auckland City vs Al Ahly Wednesday, February 1, 2023 7:00 pm GMT Ibn Batouta Stadium, Tangier


Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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