Sky Blues pair win U20 World Cup selection

Sydney FC pair Terry Antonis and Anthony Bouzanis have been named in the Qantas Young Socceroos final 21-player squad that will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 which will be held from 21 June to 13 July.

Sydney FC pair Terry Antonis and Anthony Bouzanis have been named in the Qantas Young Socceroos final 21-player squad that will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 which will be held from 21 June to 13 July.

Antonis- selection means he will be representing Australia at a second consecutive U20 World Cup, while Bouzanis follows in the footsteps of older brother Dean, who was the Qantas Young Socceroos goalkeeper at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009.

Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Paul Okon has selected 15 players from the Hyundai A-League, four players have come from overseas-based clubs with Corey Gameiro and Jamie Maclaren currently uncontracted.

Antonis and Adam Taggart have the added achievement of being capped at senior international level for the Qantas Socceroos at the EAFF East Asian Cup Qualifiers which were held in Hong Kong late last year.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will assemble in Sydney on Friday 7 June and will be officially presented with their playing shirts on the same day at an official farewell function. They will have two days of training in Sydney before playing an international friendly match against New Zealand on Monday 10 June at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will fly out to Turkey on Tuesday 11 June to hold their final pre-tournament training camp in Antalya, Turkey from 12-17 June where they will play their final international friendly match prior to the tournament against the Chilean U-20 Men-s National on the morning of Monday 17 June.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will then move to their tournament base camp in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon to prepare for their opening match against, Colombia on 22 June. Their second match of the tournament will be against El Salvador on 25 June before their final group match against Turkey on 28 June with all the matches to be played in Trabzon (Colombia & Turkey) and Rize (El Salvador).

Qantas Young Socceroos squad: Terry ANTONIS (Sydney FC), Anthony BOUZANIS (Sydney FC), Joshua BRILLANTE (Newcastle Jets), Reece CAIRA (Western Sydney Wanderers), Connor CHAPMAN (Newcastle Jets), Daniel De SILVA (Perth Glory), James DONACHIE (Brisbane Roar), Jack DUNCAN (Perth Glory), Ryan EDWARDS (Reading FC, England), Scott GALLOWAY (Melbourne Victory), Corey GAMEIRO, Jason GERIA (Melbourne Victory), Curtis GOOD (Newcastle United, England), Andrew HOOLE (Newcastle Jets), Jackson IRVINE (Celtic FC, Scotland), Paul IZZO (Adelaide United), Jamie MACLAREN, Connor PAIN (Melbourne Victory), Adam TAGGART (Newcastle Jets), David VRANKOVIC (Melbourne Heart) and Ryan WILLIAMS (Fulham FC, England).

All Qantas Young Socceroos matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 will be broadcast live & exclusive on SBS TV.

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