Sydney Stars in Australia U20 squad

Sydney FC youngsters Terry Antonis and Daniel Petkovski have been selected in a 23-man Qantas Young Socceroos squad for a training camp in Brisbane from 8 to 14 June 2012.

Sydney FC youngsters Terry Antonis and Daniel Petkovski have been selected in a 23-man Qantas Young Socceroos squad for a training camp in Brisbane from 8 to 14 June 2012.

The players, who will work under Head Coach Paul Okon, will play a friendly match against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday 13 June and attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier between the Qantas Socceroos and Japan in Brisbane on Tuesday 12 June.

“It-s always an honour to be selected to play for the National Team,” Antonis said. “Playing for Australia is special and I can-t wait to get into camp.”

Following this training camp, and as part of their preparations for the AFC U-19 Championships, the Qantas Young Socceroos will represent Australia at the AFC U-22 Qualification Tournament which will be held in Indonesia in July of this year.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will then compete at the AFC U-19 Championships in the UAE in November, which will also serve as the qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in Turkey next June/ July.

“These are the first steps in what are going to be a very important six months in the lead up to the World Cup qualifiers,” Okon said. “Everything we do now is geared towards preparing for this qualification campaign.

“This camp will be very useful to get an idea on the fitness levels of each of the players. This knowledge is important to know as we will be playing every second day in Indonesia at the U-22 qualifiers and it will be quite demanding on the players in the hot and humid conditions.”

The Qantas Young Socceroos squad is: Terry Antonis (Sydney FC), Jake Barker-Daish (Adelaide United), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets), Corey Brown (Brisbane Roar), Reece Caira (Uncontracted), Connor Chapman (Newcastle Jets), Mitch Cooper (Newcastle Jets), James Donachie (Brisbane Roar), Jack Duncan (Newcastle Jets), Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Ben Garuccio (AIS), Nicholas Fitzgerald (Brisbane Roar), Jason Geria (Brisbane Roar), Curtis Good (Melbourne Heart), Jesse Makarounas (Perth Glory), Nick Munro (Croydon Kings SA State League), Brandon O-Neill (Perth Glory), Yianni Perkatis (Blacktown City, NSW NSW Premier League), Daniel Petkovski (Sydney FC), Anthony Proia (Brisbane Roar), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), David Vrankovic (Bonnyrigg White Eagles, NSW Premier League) and Riley Woodcock (Perth Glory)