Action Abroad - 01-06-04
It was a happy weekend for several Aussies, with Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic and Paul Reid celebrating promotion Play-off wins. Click through here to see how all our Aussies Abroad fared over the past week.
ACTION IN THE UK…
NATIONWIDE DIVISION ONE Play Off Final Date: 29-05-04 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic played a full game as Crystal Palace won 1-0 against West Ham United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Palace-s win earned them promotion to the Premier League next season.
NATIONWIDE DIVISION TWO Play Off Final Date: 30-05-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Luke Wilkshire came on in the 82nd minute as Bristol City lost 1-0 against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Meanwhile, for Brighton, Paul Reid (pictured right) came on in the 62nd minute. Brighton-s win earned them promotion to Nationwide Division One next season. ACTION IN EUROPE…
DANISH DIVISION ONE (SUPERLIGAEN) Date: 29-05-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff as AGF Aarhus lost 2-0 at home against Viborg.
DUTCH DIVISION TWO (HOLLAND CASINO ERE DIVISIE/GOUDEN GIDS DIVISIE) Play-Off B Date: 31-05-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Brett Holman played a full game as Excelsior drew 2-2 away to Heracles Almelo. Date: 28-05-04 * Lindsay Wilson played a full game as FC Volendam lost 2-1 at home against Excelsior. Meanwhile, for Excelsior, Qantas Australian Under 23 Brett Holman came on in the 60th minute and scored the winning goal in the 75th minute. Date: 25-05-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Brett Holman came on in the 79th minute as Excelsior won 2-1 at home against FC Volendam. Meanwhile, for Volendam, Lindsay Wilson played a full game.
NORWEGIAN CUP (NM CUPEN) Date: 26-05-04 * Shane Stefanutto featured for Lillestrom as they won 8-0 away to Lillehammer. * Qantas Australian Under 23 Dylan Macallister was replaced in the 45th minute but not before scoring in the 10th and 25th minutes as Brann Bergen won 5-0 away to Norheimsund. NORWEGIAN DIVISIONE ONE (ELITESERIEN) Date: 31-05-04 * Shane Stefanutto played a full game while Kasey Wehrman came on in the 86th minute as Lillestrom drew 1-1 away to Ham Kam.
ROMANIAN DIVISION ONE Date: 30-04-04 * Qantas Australian Under 23 Jon McKain played a full game as National Bucharesti lost 2-1 away to FCM Bacau. National is in 10th position with one game remaining. SWISS DIVISION ONE Date: 31-04-04 * Joel Griffiths played a full game and created the final goal of the game as Neuchatel Xamax lost 2-1 away to FC Vaduz. The goal gave Neuchatel a 3-2 aggregate win and assured them of a place in the Swiss Axpo Super League next season. Date: 29-04-04 * Joel Griffiths played a full game as Neuchatel Xamax won 2-0 at home against FC Vaduz. ACTION IN ASIA…
MALAYSIAN DIVISION ONE (SUPER LEAGUE) Date: 29-05-04 * Ante Milicic scored the opening goal in the 1st minute as Pahang won 4-2 away to Public Bank.
SINGAPORE DIVISION ONE (S-LEAGUE) Date: 26-05-04 * Alex Duric played a full game and scored the second goal of the game in the 61st minute as Geylang United drew 2-2 at home against Sinchi FC. Duric was named S.League.com Man of the Match after also creating the opening goal in the 34th minute. Date: 25-05-04 * Jon Angelucci played a full game and scored the winning goal in the 74th minute as Singapore Armed Forces won 3-2 at home against Albirex Niigata. Angelucci was named S.League.com Man of the Match after also creating the opening goal in the 23rd minute.
ACTION IN AMERICA… W LEAGUE (W-LEAGUE) Date: 29-05-04 * Caitlin Munoz was replaced in the 69th minute but not before scoring the opening two goals in the 15th and 26th minute as Boston Renegades won 5-0 at home against New York Magic. Stacey Stocco also started for Boston and was replaced in the 72nd minute. Date: 22-05-04 * Caitlin Munoz played a full game scored in the 45th and created the third goal in the 75th minute as Boston Renegades won 3-1 away to New Hampshire Lady Phantoms. Stacey Stocco also started for Boston and created the opening goal in the 35th minute before she was replaced in the 72nd minute.
Caltex Socceroo Arzani seals loan move to Celtic
Caltex Socceroos whiz kid Daniel Arzani has secured his loan move to Scottish champions Celtic from Manchester City. The Hoops revealed the acquisition of the Aussie starlet on Friday night (AEST), subject to an international clearance. Arzani joined the Premier League
FFA Chairman Lowy announces he will not seek re-election
The Chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), Mr Steven Lowy AM, said today he did not intend to seek re-election when his term expires in November this year. Mr Lowy said he wanted to foreshadow his intention now, ahead of the 30 September deadline for nominations, to