Beauchamp, Kennedy & Kewell out of Qantas Socceroos Squad
Beauchamp, Kennedy & Kewell out of Qantas Socceroos Squad to face Switzerland and Poland.
Injuries to Michael Beauchamp (ankle), Josh Kennedy (back) and Harry Kewell (groin) have prevented the trio from joining the Qantas Socceroos squad for the upcoming international friendly matches against Switzerland & Poland. After consultation with the players and their clubs, Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has decided that they would not be required in camp.
Following these withdrawals, Osieck has added Jon McKain and Tommy Oar into the Qantas Socceroos squad.
A decision regarding whether an additional player will be added to the Qantas Socceroos squad will be made in the coming days.
The Qantas Socceroos will assemble in St Gallen tomorrow (Tuesday 31 August) for their first official training session under Osieck.
All Qantas Socceroos matches are broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.
QANTAS SOCCEROOS SQUAD - Monday 30 August 2010
|Player||Club, Country||A-International matches (goals)|
|Nathan BURNS||AEK Athens FC, Greece||2 (0)|
|Tim CAHILL||Everton, England||42 (21)|
|David CARNEY||FC Twente, Netherlands||28 (3)|
|Jason CULINA||Gold Coast United, Australia||52 (1)|
|Brett EMERTON||Blackburn Rovers, England||75 (17)|
|Adam FEDERICI (gk)||Reading FC, England||2 (0)|
|Richard GARCIA||Hull City FC, England||10 (0)|
|Brett HOLMAN||AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands||35 (4)|
|Mile JEDINAK||Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey||13 (0)|
|Scott McDONALD||Middlesbrough FC, England||16 (0)|
|Jon McKAIN||Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia||12 (0)|
|Lucas NEILL||Galatasaray SK, Turkey||60 (0)|
|Jade NORTH||Tromsø IL, Norway||29 (0)|
|Tom OAR||FC Utrecht, Netherlands||2 (0)|
|Mark SCHWARZER (gk)||Fulham FC, England||79 (0)|
|Matthew SPIRANOVIC||Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan||4 (0)|
|Carl VALERI||U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy||26 (0)|
|Dario VIDOSIC||FC Nurnberg, Germany||8 (1)|
|Luke WILKSHIRE||FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia||46 (2)|
Upcoming Match Details
Switzerland v Qantas Socceroos 3 September 2010 Kick-off 8:15pm CEST (4:15am AEST, 3:45am ACST, 2:15am AWST) AFG Arena, St Gallen, Switzerland
For more information, please visit www.football.ch
Poland v Qantas Socceroos 7 September 2010 Kick-off 8:30pm CEST (4:30am AEST, 4:00am ACST, 2:30am AWST) Wisla Krakow Stadium, Krakow, Poland
For more information, please visit www.pzpn.pl
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