Brosque and Colosimo selected for Socceroos

Sydney FC duo Alex Brosque and Simon Colosimo were today named in Pim Verbeek’s Qantas Socceroos 23-man squad

Sydney FC duo Alex Brosque and Simon Colosimo were today named in Pim Verbeek-s Qantas Socceroos 23-man squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifier against Kuwait in Kuwait City on 6 January 2010.

Brosque, who was called into the Socceroos squad for November-s Asian Cup qualifier against Oman in Muscat, has been in outstanding form in the Hyundai A-League and is now on target to make his fifth international appearance.

“Travelling to Oman and training with the guys was a great experience and to be selected again is pretty special for me. Every time you get selected to represent your country is a feeling that is hard to describe,” Brosque said.A stellar A-League season has also seen Colosimo named in the squad.

Sydney FC-s central defender makes a return to the national squad for the first time since appearing in a friendly against China in Guangzhou on 24 March 2007.

“It has been a while since I put on the green and gold so it will be great if I get the opportunity in January and I will take the chance with both hands,” Colosimo said.

Colosimo has represented Australia on 24 previous occasions and has scored four goals.

The pair will be pivotal in Sydney FC-s clash with the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium (7:30pm kick-off) on Wednesday 23 December.

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