Qantas Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck has named a 26-player squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Qantas Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck has named a 26-player squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan (4 June - Saitama), Jordan (11 June - Melbourne) and Iraq (18 June - Sydney).
Qantas Socceroos captain Lucas Neill returns to the squad after missing the last match against Oman through suspension. Also returning to the Qantas Socceroos squad after various periods of absence are Josh Kennedy, Sasa Ognenovski, and Mitchell Langerak.
Osieck has also included seven (7) Hyundai A-League players in Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Jade North (Brisbane Roar), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Michael Thwaite (Perth Glory) and Dario Vidosic (Adelaide United) who receives his first call-up under Osieck.
The Qantas Socceroos are currently in third position of Group B and need positive results from their remaining three matches to secure a top two place in the group to guarantee automatic qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
The upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier between the Qantas Socceroos and Japan, Jordan and Iraq will be broadcast exclusively live on FOX SPORTS with SBS TV as the exclusive free to air broadcaster for all three (3) matches.
Tickets for the Qantas Socceroos matches against Jordan and Iraq are available for purchase from www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets
Qantas Socceroos Squad - 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers - June 2013
NAME CLUB A-International Caps (goals) Mark BRESCIANO, Al Gharafa, QATAR - 66 (12) Alex BROSQUE, Al-Ain Club, UAE - 21 (5) Tim CAHILL, New York Red Bulls, USA - 61 (27) Robert CORNTHWAITE, Chunnam Dragons, KOREA REPUBLIC - 7 (3) Ivan FRANJIC, Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA - 3 (0) Eugene GALEKOVIC, Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA - 6 (0) James HOLLAND, FK Austria Vienna, AUSTRIA - 10 (0) Brett HOLMAN, Aston Villa FC, ENGLAND - 59 (9) Mile JEDINAK, Crystal Palace FC, ENGLAND - 38 (3) Josh KENNEDY, Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN - 30 (15) Robbie KRUSE, Fortuna Dusseldorf, GERMANY - 23 (2) Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), B.V. Borussia 09 Dortmund, GERMANY Ryan McGOWAN, Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, CHINA PR - 3 (0) Matthew McKAY, Changchun Yatai FC, CHINA PR - 35 (1) Mark MILLIGAN, Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA - 19 (2) Lucas NEILL, uncontracted - 89 (0) Jade NORTH, Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA - 39 (0) Tommy OAR, FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - 7 (0) Sasa OGNENOVSKI, Umm Salal SC, QATAR - 18 (1) Tom ROGIC, Celtic FC, SCOTLAND - 4 (0) Mark SCHWARZER (gk), Fulham FC, ENGLAND - 105 (0) Archie THOMPSON, Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA - 47 (28) Michael THWAITE, Perth Glory FC, AUSTRALIA - 11 (0) Dario VIDOSIC, Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA - 14 (1) Luke WILKSHIRE, FK Dinamo Moscow, RUSSIA - 75 (8) Michael ZULLO, FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - 10 (0) As at 23 May 2013
Upcoming Match Details
Japan v Qantas Socceroos Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan Tuesday 4 June 2013 Kick-Off 7.30pm (local time)
Qantas Socceroos v Jordan Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria Tuesday, 11 June 2013 Kick-Off 7.00pm (local time) Ticket Prices Category A - $95 all tickets Category B - $65 Adult, $35 Concession, $165 Family Category C- $40 Adult, $20 Concession, $95 Family Australian Active Area - $45 Adult, $25 Concession Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees apply. Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child) Pensioner - Aged, TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required) Child - 4-16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat) Family Definition -2 Adults and 2 Children
Qantas Socceroos v Iraq Stadium Australia, Sydney Tuesday 18 June, 2013 Kick off 7.30pm (local time) Ticket Prices Category A - $95 all tickets Category B - $65 Adult, $35 Concession, $165 Family Category C- $40 Adult, $20 Concession, $95 Family Australian Active Area - $45 Adult, $25 Concession Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees apply. Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child) Pensioner - Aged, TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards Student - Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required) Child - 4-16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat) National Companion Card Accepted Family - 2 Adults and 2 Children
For more information regarding ticketing, please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets
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