Qantas Socceroos Squad named for Paraguay match
Coach Holger Osieck has selected a 19 man squad for the upcoming friendly against Paraguay
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected a squad of 19-players for the upcoming international friendly fixture against Paraguay, presented by the NSW Government, which will be played at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday 9th October (Kick-Off 8:00pm).
Six players from the Hyundai A-League; Alex Brosque, Jason Culina, Eugene Galekovic, Matt McKay, Jade North and Michael Thwaite will be joined by thirteen overseas based players in the Qantas Socceroos squad.
Harry Kewell and Josh Kennedy will come into the Qantas Socceroos squad for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ after injuries prevented them both from taking part in the recent matches against Switzerland and Poland.
The Qantas Socceroos have previously faced Paraguay on four occasions; a three match series in 2000 in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and one match in 2006 in Brisbane, with the Qantas Socceroos holding the advantage with one win and three draws.
This will be the second time that the Qantas Socceroos will meet Paraguay at the Sydney Football Stadium having previously met at the same venue on the 9th June 2000 when they played out a nil-all draw.
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The squad is as follows:
Alex BROSQUE (Sydney FC) Tim CAHILL (Everton FC, England) David CARNEY (Blackpool FC, England) Jason CULINA (Gold Coast United) Eugene GALEKOVIC (Adelaide United) Richard GARCIA (Hull City FC, England) Mile JEDINAK (Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey) Josh KENNEDY (Nagoya Grampus, Japan) Harry KEWELL (Galatasaray SK, Turkey) Scott McDONALD (Middlesbrough FC, England) Jon McKAIN (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia) Matthew McKAY (Brisbane Roar) Lucas NEILL (Galatasaray SK, Turkey) Jade NORTH (Wellington Phoenix) Mark SCHWARZER (Fulham FC, England) Michael THWAITE (Gold Coast United) Carl VALERI (U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy) Dario VIDOSIC (FC Nurnberg, Germany) Luke WILKSHIRE (FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia)
Qantas Socceroos v Paraguay Saturday, 9 October 2010 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Kick-Off time: 8:00pm AEDT (7:00pm AEST, 7:30pm ACDT, 5:00pm AWST) Gates open: 6:00pm AEDT
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