Qantas Socceroos Abroad Round-Up
A round up of how the Qantas Socceroos performed abroad this week.
EUROPE ENGLAND Premiership • Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill both played a full game as Everton lost 3-2 against Bolton. • Brett Emerton played a full game as Blackburn were thumped 5-0 at Chelsea. • Richard Garcia came on in the 74th minute in Hull-s 0-0 draw with Portsmouth. It was Garcia-s first game of the season. • Mark Schwarzer played a full game as Fulham drew 2-2 at Manchester City. Championship • Adam Federici played a full match in Reading-s 1-0 loss at home to Leicester. • Brad Jones and Rhys Williams both played a full game in Middlesbrough-s 2-2 draw at Preston. • Shane Lowry played a full game in Plymouth-s 1-1 draw with Ipswich.
League 1 • Patrick Kisnorbo played a full match and scored in Leeds- 2-1 loss to Millwall, their first loss of the season.
GERMANY Bundesliga • Dario Vidosic came on in the 58th minute in Nuremberg-s 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim.
GREECE B Ethniki • Nathan Burns scored the equaliser in Corfu-s 1-1 draw with Ethnikos Asteras FC.
ITALY Serie A • Mark Bresciano played a full game in Palermo-s 1-0 win over Udinese.
NETHERLANDS Eredivisie • Brett Holman played the first hour in AZ Alkmaar-s 4-2 home loss to Ajax.
RUSSIA Premier League • Luke Wilkshire played a full game in Dinamo Moscow-s 1-1 draw with Kuban Krasnodar.
SCOTLAND Premier League • Danny Invincibile came on in the 85th minute in Kilmarnock-s 2-1 win at home to St Johnstone. • Scott McDonald played 73 minutes and scored the second in Celtic-s 2-1 win at Hamilton.
SWEDEN Allsvenskan • Ante Covic played a full game for Elfsborg in their 1-1 draw with BK Hacken.
TURKEY Super Lig • Mile Jedinak played a full game in Antalyaspor-s 2-1 win at Manisaspor. • Harry Kewell came on in the 57th minute in Galatasaray-s 3-1 loss to Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce. • Michael Petkovic played a full game for Sivasspor in their 3-0 win over Gaziantepspor.
ASIA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINAL • Josh Kennedy played 78 minutes and scored, although Nagoya Grampus lost 6-2 away to Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) in the first leg of their Champions League semi final. The return leg is on Wednesday 28th October.
JAPAN J-League • Josh Kennedy played a full game and scored as Nagoya Grampus came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Jubilo Iwata.
CHINA Super League • Ryan Griffiths scored again in Beijing Guoan-s 2-1 win over Dalian Shide. • Mark Milligan played a full game in Shanghai Shenhua-s 1-1 draw against Chongqing Lifan.
EUROPEAN COMPETITION CHAMPIONS LEAGUE • Brett Holman played the first 73 minutes in AZ Alkmaar-s 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal.
EUROPA LEAGUE • Tim Cahill played a full game as Everton were beaten 5-0 by Benfica. • David Carney played a full game in FC Twente-s 2-0 loss to Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol. • Harry Kewell played a full game and scored in Galatasaray-s 4-1 win over Dinamo Bucharest. • Scott McDonald played 61 minutes in Celtic-s 1-0 loss to Hamburg. • Mark Schwarzer played a full game in Fulham-s 1-1 draw at home to Roma.
Caltex Socceroo Arzani seals loan move to Celtic
Caltex Socceroos whiz kid Daniel Arzani has secured his loan move to Scottish champions Celtic from Manchester City. The Hoops revealed the acquisition of the Aussie starlet on Friday night (AEST), subject to an international clearance. Arzani joined the Premier League
FFA Chairman Lowy announces he will not seek re-election
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