Qantas Socceroos Abroad
Here is the weekly wrap up of the Qantas Socceroos' performances abroad.
ENGLAND Premier League - Tim Cahill played a full game in Fulham-s 1-0 loss away to Aston Villa. - Vince Grella played 56 minutes of Blackburn-s 2-1 home loss to Arsenal.
Championship - Adam Federici played a full game in Reading-s 2-1 win away to Leicester City. - Richard Garcia played a full game in Hull City-s 3-1 loss at Doncaster Rovers. - Neil Kilkenny played 90 minutes of Leeds United-s 1-0 win away to Watford. - Scott McDonald played a full game in Middlesbrough-s 2-0 loss at Barnsley.
GERMANY Bundesliga II - Nikita Rukavytsya played 69 minutes of Hertha Berlin-s 2-1 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf.
GREECE Super League - Nathan Burns came on in the 76th minute of AEK Athens- 2-1 loss at former club Corfu.
ITALY Serie B - Adrian Madaschi played a full game in Portosummaga-s 4-1 loss at Vicenza.
NETHERLANDS Eredivisie - Brett Holman played the full match in AZ Alkmaar-s 1-1 draw at home to Excelsior. - Tommy Oar made his first start for FC Utrecht, playing the first half of their 4-0 loss at Twente, teammate Adam Sarota came on in the 65th minute. came on in the 80th minute of FC Utrecht-s 3-0 win over Willem II. David Carney came on in the 90th minute for Twente.
RUSSIA Premier League - Luke WIlkshire played a full match in Dinamo Moscow-s 1-0 loss to Tom Tomsk.
SWEDEN Allsvenskan - Ante Covic played a full game in Elfsborg-s 1-0 loss away to Malmo.
SWITZERLAND Super League - Retired Socceroo Scott Chipperfield came on in the 71st minute of Basel-s 4-1 home win over Neuchatel Xamax.
TURKEY Super Lig - Lucas Neill played a full game in Galatasaray-s 3-1 win at Eskisehirspor. - Mile Jedinak played a full game in Genclerbirligi-s 3-1 loss away to Bucaspor. - James Troisi played 82 minutes of Kayserispor-s 1-1 draw at Ankaragucu.
EURO COMPS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Second legs - Retired Socceroo Scott Chipperfield-s came on in the 78th minute of Basel-s 3-0 win over Sheriff (Moldova) to win 4-0 on aggregate. Basel are drawn in Group E alongside Bayern Munich, Roma and FC Cluj. - David Carney-s FC Twente has been drawn in Group A with title holders Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and Tottenham.
EUROPA LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Second legs - Lucas Neill played a full match as Galatasaray drew 1-1 at Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine) to finish 3-3 on aggregate and exit on the away goals rule. - Nathan Burns was an unused sub in AEK Athens- 1-1 draw at home to Dundee United (Scotland) to advance 2-1 on aggregate. AEK has been drawn in Group G alongside Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht and Hajduk Split. - Brett Holman played 87 minutes in AZ Alkmaar-s 2-1 loss at Aktobe (Kazakhstan), but won 3-2 on aggregate. AZ has been drawn in Group E along with Dynamo Kiev, BATE Borisov and FC Sheriff. - Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota were unused subs in FC Utrecht-s 4-0 win (4-2 aggregate win) over Celtic. Utrecht has been drawn in Group K with Liverpool, Steaua Bucharest and Napoli.
ASIAN LEAGUES CHINA - Ryan Griffiths played a full game while Joel Griffiths played 64 minutes of Beijing Guoan-s 2-2 draw at Qingdao Jonoon.
JAPAN J League - Josh Kennedy played a full game in Nagoya Grampus- 1-0 win at home to Kyoto Sanga. - Matthew Spiranovic played a full game in Urawa Reds- 1-1 draw at home to Kashima Antlers.
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