Qantas Olyroos Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar and Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Jan Versleijen today announced a joint 31-player squad that will go into a training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra from the 11thto 16th April 2011.
The majority of this squad is drawn from the locally-based Hyundai A-League and National Youth League player ranks with two players from the Victorian Premier League and Hertha Berlin's Ante Drazina as the only overseas based player in the squad.
This is the first of a series of training camps for Australian based players to prepare for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games Asian Qualifiers and FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011. The Qantas Olyroos will face Yemen in the second round of the 2012 London Olympic Games Asian Qualifiers on the 19th and 23rd June 2011 with the venues to be confirmed at a later date. The Qantas Young Socceroos will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011 which commences on the 29th July with the final to be played on the 20th August.
Qantas Olyroos and Qantas Young Socceroos - Combined Squad ListAIS Camp - 11 to 16 April 2011
Matthew Acton (Brisbane Roar) Mustafa Amini (Central Coast Mariners) Terry Antonis (Sydney FC) Eli Babalj (Melbourne Heart) Jake Barker-Daish (Gold Coast United) Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart) Mark Birighitti (Adelaide United) Brian Bran (Oakleigh Cannons) Oliver Bozanic (Central Coast Mariners) Daniel Bowles (Brisbane Roar) Ante Drazina (Hertha Berlin) Mate Dugandzic (Melbourne Heart) Sam Gallagher (Central Coast Mariners) Jason Geria (AIS) Curtis Good (Melbourne Heart) Ben Halloran (Gold Coast United) Brendan Hamill (Melbourne Heart) Jack Hingert (Dandenong Thunder) Jason Hoffman (Melbourne Heart) Bernie Ibini-Isei (Central Coast Mariners) Marko Jesic (Newcastle Jets) Golgol Mebrahtu (Gold Coast United) Tahj Minniecon (Gold Coast United) Mitch Nichols (Brisbane Roar) Mirjan Pavlovic (Wellington Phoenix) Andrew Redmayne (Brisbane Roar) Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners) Trent Sainsbury (Central Coast Mariners) Kliment Taseski (Melbourne Heart) James Virgili (Newcastle Jets) Rocky Visconte (Brisbane Roar)