Osieck selects local players for training camp

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 11 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp on the Central Coast next week.

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 11 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp on the Central Coast next week (Monday 6 May - Friday 10 May 2013) as part of the Qantas Socceroos preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq next month.

The training camp will be held in conjunction with a Qantas Young Socceroos training camp, who are currently preparing for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in Turkey from 21 June - 14 July 2013.

Osieck is eager to work with these players on the pitch next week.

“We currently have two groups of players, those that are still playing in their domestic leagues and those from Australia that are in their off-season,” said Osieck.

“The purpose of this training camp is to assess the physical standard of the players out of season and get them to a similar level compared to the other players,” concluded Osieck

The players from both squads will hold an open training session at Pluim Park, Lisarow from 4:30pm on Wednesday 8 May 2013, with an autograph signing session from 4pm.

The 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

Training Camp Squad - Central Coast - 6 - 10 May 2013 Mitchell Duke, Central Coast Mariners Ivan Franjic, Brisbane Roar Eugene Galekovic, Adelaide United Craig Goodwin, Newcastle Jets Jonathan McKain, Adelaide United Mark Milligan, Melbourne Victory Aaron Mooy, Western Sydney Wanderers Lucas Neill, uncontracted Jade North, Brisbane Roar Trent Sainsbury, Central Coast Mariners Michael Thwaite, Perth Glory Dario Vidosic, Adelaide United

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad List - Training Camp - 5 -10 May 2013 Nicholas Ansell, Melbourne Victory Terry Antonis, Sydney FC Anthony Bouzanis (gk), Sydney FC Joshua Brillante, Newcastle Jets Corey Brown, Brisbane Roar Reece Caira, Western Sydney Wanderers Connor Chapman, Newcastle Jets Daniel Da Silva, Perth Glory James Donachie, Brisbane Roar Jack Duncan(gk), Newcastle Jets Scott Galloway, Melbourne Victory Corey Gameiro, Wellington Phoenix Ben Garuccio, Melbourne Heart Jason Geria, Melbourne Victory Hagi Gligor, Sydney FC Andrew Hoole, Newcastle Jets Paul Izzo (gk), Adelaide United Jesse Makarounas, Melbourne Victory Hayden Morton, Central Coast Mariners Connor Pain, Melbourne Victory Adam Taggart, Newcastle Jets David Vrankovic, Melbourne Heart Jeremy Walker, Melbourne Heart Kwame Yeboah, Brisbane Roar