Antonis and Petratos catch the National Team eye

Sydney FC pair Terry Antonis and Dimi Petratos have been named in a 31-player squad that will go into a two day training camp in Sydney next week under the eyes of Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck and Qantas Australian U23s Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar.

Sydney FC pair Terry Antonis and Dimi Petratos have been named in a 31-player squad that will go into a two day training camp in Sydney next week under the eyes of Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck and Qantas Australian U23s Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar.

The purpose of the camp is for both Osieck and Vidmar to have a firsthand look at players who have the potential to play for the Qantas Socceroos and Qantas Australian U23s in the future.

In a similar vein to the training camp that was held in Germany earlier this year, Osieck is excited about the prospect of working with Australian-based players who may be in line for future selection as part of the Qantas Socceroos.

“The main aim of this camp is to have a closer look at the players that we have been monitoring from within the Hyundai A-League,” said Osieck.

“It is important for us to have a personal look at these players to see if they are potential candidates to join the Qantas Socceroos for our qualification campaign.

“With such a long campaign, we are always looking for more depth to our squad and it-s logical to see if these players from the Hyundai A-League can provide that depth.

“We held a similar camp in Duisburg earlier this year which was very beneficial and we will be looking to have similar camps in the future,” concluded Osieck

With the next AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games against Iraq and Uzbekistan in late November, Aurelio Vidmar will also be using this opportunity to assess potential additions to his squad.

“We have added a number of players in this camp who are eligible for the Olympic qualifiers that have not been involved in our campaign so far.

“This camp is a good opportunity for us to work with those players to see if they can offer anything different to the current group of players,” concluded Vidmar

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NameClub
Terry ANTONIS Sydney FC
Aziz BEHICH Melbourne Heart
Luke BRATTAN Brisbane Roar
Zenon CARAVELLA Adelaide United
Ivan FRANJIC Brisbane Roar
Sam GALLAGHER Central Coast Mariners
Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) Adelaide United
Antony GOLEC Adelaide United
Rostyn GRIFFITHS Central Coast Mariners
Ryan GRIFFITHS Newcastle Jets
Ben HALLORAN Gold Coast United
Brendan HAMILL Melbourne Heart
Jason HOFFMAN Melbourne Heart
James JEGGO Melbourne Victory
Ben KANTAROVSKI Newcastle Jets
Adrian LEIJER Melbourne Victory
Bradley McDONALD Central Coast Mariners
Tahj MINNIECON Gold Coast United
Mitchell NICHOLS Brisbane Roar
Erik PAARTALU Brisbane Roar
Dimitri PETRATOS Sydney FC
Joshua RISDON Perth Glory
Joshua ROSE Central Coast Mariners
Mathew RYAN (gk) Central Coast Mariners
Milan SUSAK Adelaide United
Matthew SMITH Brisbane Roar
Adam TAGGART Perth Glory
Michael THEOKLITOS (gk) Brisbane Roar
Archie THOMPSON Melbourne Victory
Michael THWAITE Gold Coast United
David WILLIAMS Melbourne Heart