Action Abroad - 26-07-05
It was a battle of the Socceroos in Switerland and it was Ljubo Milicevic who came out truimphant over Scott Chipperfield and Mile Sterjovski. Click here to see how they and the other Aussies that played over the weekend fared.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE First Round Qualifying - 2nd Leg Date: 19-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell (surgery) was not in the Liverpool squad that won 3-0 away at TNS (Wales). Liverpool won 6-0 on aggregate and advanced to the 2nd round and a clash with Lithuanian side Kaunas.
UEFA INTERTOTO CUP Second Round - 2nd Leg Date: 23-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt played a full game, as AA Gent lost 2-0 away at Valencia (Spain). Gent lost 2-0 on aggregate and bowed out of the competition.
CROATIAN 1.HNL Date: 23-07-05 * Eddy Bosnar did not play, as Dinamo Zagreb won 4-0 away at Cibalia.
DANISH SUPERLIGAEN Date: 24-07-05 * Qantas Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was not in the AGF Aarhus squad that lost 2-1 away at Sonderjyse. Date: 20-07-05 * Qantas Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was replaced in the 69th minute, as AGF Aarhus lost 2-1 away at Silkeborg IF.
NORWAY ELITESERIAN Date: 25-07-05 * Kasey Wehrman played a full game, while Shane Stefanutto and Sasa Radulovic did not play, as Lillestrom won 2-0 at home against Start. Date: 23-07-05 * Dylan Macallister came on in the 85th minute, as Brann lost 3-1 away at Molde.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION Date: 22-07-05 * Chris O-Connor (gk) played a full game, as Bray Wanderers drew 2-2 at home against Shelbourne.
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Date: 25-07-05 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game, as Hammarby drew 1-1 away at Gelfe IF.
SWEDISH SUPERETTAN Date: 23-07-05 * Chay Hews played a full game, as Vastra Frolunda lost 2-1 at home against Trelleborgs FF.
SWITZERLAND SUPER LEAGUE Date: 23-07-05 * Joel Griffiths (suspended) was not in the Neuchatel Xamax squad that drew 1-1 away at Schaffhausen. Date: 22-07-05 * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun won 3-0 at home against FC Basel. For Basel, Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield was replaced by fellow Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski in the 72nd minute.
ACTION IN ASIA…
SINGAPORE CUP Quarter-Finals Date: 22-07-05 (2nd Leg) * Alex Duric played a full game and scored in the 17th and 27th minutes, as Singapore Armed Forces won 6-1 away against the Indonesian Under 23 team. Date: 19-07-05 (1st Leg) * Alex Duric played a full game, as Singapore Armed Forces won 3-0 at home against the Indonesian Under 23 team.
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