Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 20 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp next week ahead of the EAFF East Asian Cup
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 20 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp on the Central Coast, NSW, next week (Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2013) as part of the Socceroos preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 in Seoul, Korea Republic.
The training camp will be held in Tuggerah and Gosford and is the first of three camps in Australia to be held in the lead up to the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 to be held 20-28 July 2013.
Training camp squad - Central Coast 1-5 July 2013
Dario VIDOSIC - Adelaide United FC Eugene GALEKOVIC - Adelaide United FC Ivan FRANJIC - Brisbane Roar FC Jade NORTH - Brisbane Roar FC Matt SMITH - Brisbane Roar FC Joshua ROSE - Central Coast Mariners FC Mitchell DUKE - Central Coast Mariners FC Trent SAINSBURY - Central Coast Mariners FC Archie THOMPSON - Melbourne Victory FC Mark MILLIGAN - Melbourne Victory FC Mitch NICHOLS - Melbourne Victory FC Nathan COE - Melbourne Victory FC Craig GOODWIN - Newcastle Jets FC Mark BIRIGHITTI - Newcastle Jets FC Ruben ZADKOVICH - Newcastle Jets FC Joshua RISDON - Perth Glory FC Michael THWAITE - Perth Glory FC Scott JAMIESON - Perth Glory FC Aaron MOOY - Western Sydney Wanderers FC Tomi JURIC - Western Sydney Wanderers FC
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