Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named a provisional squad of 24-players for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup tournament
Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named a provisional squad of 24-players for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup tournament against Japan, China PR and Korea Republic.
The squad is comprised of 19 players from the Hyundai A-League and 5 from Asian-based clubs.
Mark Birighitti, Josh Brillante, Mitch Duke, Craig Goodwin, Tomi Juric, Connor Pain, Erik Paartalu and Trent Sainsbury will all have may have the opportunity to make their senior international debuts for the Socceroos at the tournament.
Veteran striker Archie Thompson has the chance to equal Damian Mori-s Socceroos goal scoring record.
The Socceroos will arrive in Seoul on Wednesday evening and will play their first match of the EAFF East Asian Cup against the host nation, the Korea Republic, on Saturday 20 July (kick-off 7:00pm local, 8:00pm AEST). Their second match of the tournament will be against Japan on Thursday 25 July (kick-off 8:00pm local, 9:00pm AEST ) and the final match will be against China PR on Sunday 28 July (kick-off 5:15pm local, 6:15pm AEST).
All matches from the EAFF East Asian Cup will be broadcast live and exclusive on Fox Sports.
NAME CLUB A-International Caps (Goals) Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk) Newcastle Jets FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Joshua BRILLANTE Newcastle Jets FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Nathan COE (gk) Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA 3 (0) Robert CORNTHWAITE Chunnam Dragons, KOREA REPUBLIC 7 (3) Mitchell DUKE Central Coast Mariners FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Ivan FRANJIC Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA 3 (0) Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA 6 (0) Craig GOODWIN Newcastle Jets FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Tomi JURIC Western Sydney Wanderers FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Josh KENNEDY Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA 31 (16) Matt McKay Changchun Yatai FC, CHINA PR 38 (1) Ryan McGowan Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, CHINA PR 3 (0) Mark MILLIGAN Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA 22 (2) Aaron MOOY Western Sydney Wanderers FC, AUSTRALIA 2 (2) Mitch NICHOLS Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA 1 (0) Jade NORTH Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA 34 (0) Connor PAIN Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Erik PAARTALU Tianjin Teda, CHINA PR 0 (0) Trent SAINSBURY Central Coast Mariners FC, AUSTRALIA 0 (0) Adam TAGGART Newcastle Jets FC, AUSTRALIA 3 (2) Archie THOMPSON Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA 50 (28) Michael THWAITE Perth Glory FC, AUSTRALIA 11 (0) Dario VIDOSIC Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA 16 (1) Ruben ZADKOVICH Newcastle Jets FC, AUSTRALIA 1 (0)
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