Newcastle Jets striker Marko Jesic has withdrawn, due to injury, from the Qantas Australian Under 23s squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games – Third Round matches against Iraq and Uzbekistan.
Newcastle Jets striker Marko Jesic has withdrawn, due to injury, from the Qantas Australian Under 23s squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games - Third Round matches against Iraq and Uzbekistan.
Jesic, who requires surgery to remove an ingrown hair, will be replaced Western Australian, Cameron Edwards, who plays with Reading FC in England.
The Qantas Australian Under 23s are currently assembled and training in Doha, Qatar preparing for their match against Iraq in their next AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games match on Tuesday 22 November (Al Arabi Stadium, Doha, Qatar) before heading back to Australia to face Uzbekistan on Sunday 27 November at Parramatta Stadium.
The teams in each group of the third round of qualifying play in a home-and-away format from 21 September 2011, to 14 March 14, 2012, with the winner of each group directly qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games Football competition.
The three second-placed teams from the third round will clash in a playoff at a centralised venue from March 25 to 29, 2012, and the winners of this group will meet the representatives of CAF (Africa) for a berth in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games match between the Qantas Australian Under 23s and Uzbekistan will also be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.
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