Sydney stars earn Young Socceroo start

Three of Sydney FC’s rising stars will continue their burgeoning international careers next week after being selected in the Qantas Young Socceroos squad for an upcoming tournament in Thailand.

Three of Sydney FC-s rising stars will continue their burgeoning international careers next week after being selected in the Qantas Young Socceroos squad for an upcoming tournament in Thailand.

First-team fullback, Nik Tsattalios and Youth League players, Matthew Jurman and Sam Munro have all secured spots in team after lining up for coach, Jan Verleijen-s Under 20s at the SBS Cup competition in Japan last month.

The Qantas Young Socceroos squad will use the ASEAN Football Federation Youth Championships as a warm-up event for the upcoming AFC Championships, which will be contested in Saudi Arabia at the end of October.

"It-s always a great honour to represent your country,” said Tsattalios. “Hopefully we can keep improving as a squad and give ourselves the best chance of qualifying for the Under 20-s World Cup when we go to the Middle East next month.”

The Qantas Young Socceroos will fly out on Wednesday and will play their play their first match of the tournament against China PR this-Sunday.

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad List ASEAN Football Federation U19 Championships, 5-11 October 2008

Scott Balderson (Stevenage Borough, UK), James Brown (AIS), Alex Cisak (gk) (Leicester City, UK), Peter Cvetanovski (Borussia Monchenlabach, Germany), Luke De Vere (Queensland Roar), Nathan Elasi (Melbourne Victory), Andreas Govas (Apollon Kalamarias, Greece), James Holland (Newcastle Jets), Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC), Milos Lujic (Melbourne Victory), Ryan McGowan (Hearts FC, Scotland), Dane Milovanovic (AIS), Tahj Minniecon (Queensland Roar), Sam Munro (Sydney FC), Jason Naidovski (Newcastle Jets), Mitchell Nichols (Queensland Roar), Thomas Oar (Queensland Roar), Andrew Redmayne (gk) (Central Coast Mariners), Sebastian Ryall (Melbourne Victory) and Nikolas Tsattalios (Sydney FC).

ASEAN Football Federation U19 Championships Official Match Schedule

1 Sun 5 Oct 08 Korea Republic. vs. Thailand 5:00pm TST (9:00pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium 2 Sun 5 Oct 08 Australia vs. China PR 7:30pm TST (11:30pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium 3 Tues 7 Oct 08 Korea Republic vs. Australia 5:00pm TST (9:00pm AEDT) Royal Thai Army Stadium 4 Tues 7 Oct 08 China PR vs. Thailand 7:30pm TST (11:30pm AEDT) Royal Thai Army Stadium 5 Thurs 9 Oct 08 China PR vs. Korea Republic 5:00pm TST (9:00pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium 6 Thurs 9 Oct 08 Thailand vs. Australia 7:30pm TST (11:30pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium 7 Sat 11 Oct 08 3rd Position vs. 4th Position 5:00pm TST (9:00pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium 8 (final) Sat 11 Oct 08 Group Champion vs. Group R-up 7:30pm TST (11:30pm AEDT) Supachalasai Stadium

Time Code: TST = Thailand Standard Time (UTC + 7) AEDT = Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC + 11)