Qantas Socceroos Abroad
We resume a wrap of Socceroos in action for their overseas clubs.
- Adam Federici played a full game in Reading-s 2-1 loss at home to Scunthorpe United.
- Richard Garcia played 77 minutes in Hull City-s 2-0 win over Swansea.
- Neil Kilkenny played 77 minutes of Leeds United-s 2-1 loss to Derby.
- Scott McDonald played a full game and scored in Middlesbrough-s 3-1 home loss to Ipswich.
- David Carney played a full match in FC Twente-s 0-0 draw away to Roda JC.
- Brett Holman played 72 minutes of AZ Alkmaar-s 1-1 draw at NAC Breda.
- Ante Covic played a full game in Elfsborg-s 3-1 win away to Halmstad.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
First legs 17/18, second legs 24/25 August
- Retired Socceroo Scott Chipperfield-s Basel will line up against Sheriff (Moldova).
EUROPA LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
First legs August 19, second legs August 26
- Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill-s Galatasaray have been drawn to play Karpaty (Ukraine).
- Nathan Burns-s AEK Athens will line up against Dundee United (Scotland).
- Ante Covic-s Elfsborg will play Napoli (Italy).
- Brett Holman and James Holland-s AZ Alkmaar face Aktobe (Kazakhstan).
- Tommy Oar-s FC Utrecht have been drawn against Celtic (Scotland).
- Shane Lowry-s Aston Villa will face Rapid Vienna (Austria).
- Josh Kennedy played a full game in Nagoya-s 1-0 win away to FC Tokyo.
- Matthew Spiranovic played a full game in Urawa Reds- 1-0 loss at Vissel Kobe.
- Mark Milligan received two yellow cards in JEF United-s 1-1 draw away to Sagan Tosu.
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