Sydney FC Youngsters Named in Young Socceroos Squad

Three Sydney FC youngsters have been named in a Qantas Young Socceroos training camp next week on the Central Coast, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in Turkey from 21 June – 14 July 2013.

Three Sydney FC youngsters have been named in a Qantas Young Socceroos training camp next week on the Central Coast, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in Turkey from 21 June - 14 July 2013.

Terry Antonis, Hagi Gligor and Anthony Bouzanis have been called into the camp by Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck, who is running the camp alongside 12 Australian-based players preparing for the Socceroos FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq next month.

“We currently have two groups of players, those that are still playing in their domestic leagues and those from Australia that are in their off-season,” said Osieck.

“The purpose of this training camp is to assess the physical standard of the players out of season and get them to a similar level compared to the other players,” concluded Osieck

The players from both squads will hold an open training session at Pluim Park, Lisarow from 4:30pm on Wednesday 8 May 2013, with an autograph signing session from 4pm.

The 20-man Qantas Young Socceroos squad is: Nicholas Ansell (Melbourne Victory), Terry Antonis (Sydney FC), Anthony Bouzanis (Sydney FC), Joshua Brillante (Newcastle Jets), Corey Brown (Brisbane Roar), Reece Caira (Western Sydney Wanderers), Connor Chapman (Newcastle Jets), Daniel Da Silva (Perth Glory), James Donachie (Brisbane Roar), Jack Duncan (Newcastle Jets), Scott Galloway (Melbourne Victory), Corey Gameiro (Wellington Phoenix), Ben Garuccio (Melbourne Heart), Jason Geria (Melbourne Victory), Hagi Gligor (Sydney FC), Andrew Hoole (Newcastle Jets), Paul Izzo (Adelaide United), Jesse Makarounas (Melbourne Victory), Hayden Morton (Central Coast Mariners), Connor Pain (Melbourne Victory), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), David Vrankovic (Melbourne Heart), Jeremy Walker (Melbourne Heart) and Kwame Yeboah (Brisbane Roar).

The 12 players attending the camp in preparations for the Socceroos matches are: Mitchell DUKE (Central Coast Mariners), Ivan FRANJIC (Brisbane Roar), Eugene GALEKOVIC (Adelaide United), Craig GOODWIN (Newcastle Jets), Jonathan MCKAIN (Adelaide United), Mark MILLIGAN (Melbourne Victory), Aaron MOOY (Western Sydney Wanderers), Lucas NEILL (Uncontracted), Jade NORTH (Brisbane Roar), Trent SAINSBURY (Central Coast Mariners), Michael THWAITE (Perth Glory) and Dario VIDOSIC (Adelaide United).

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