McGowan included in Australian U19 squad

Hearts youngster Dylan McGowan was included in the Australian U19 squad for the Asian Football Confederations U19 Championship 2010 qualifiers.

Hearts youngster Dylan McGowan was included in the Australian U19 squad for the Asian Football Confederations U19 Championship 2010 qualifiers.

A squad of 23 players were selected by head coach Jan Versleijen for the qualifiers which will take place at the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia from November 7-17.

McGowan was one of just two overseas-based players included in the squad, along with Jason Davidson who is with Pacos de Ferreira in Portugal.

Australia has been grouped alongside Hong Kong, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Singapore for the qualifiers, which will be played in a round robin format ending with the top two teams progressing to the AFC U-19 Championship 2010.

Australia’s opening game of the qualifiers is against Hong Kong on November 7 (Kick-Off 6.30pm ACDT).

The AFC U-19 Championship 2010 will be held from November 1-16, 2010.

The squad is as follows:

Eli Babalj, AIS
Mark Birighitti (gk), Adelaide United
Daniel Bowles, Brisbane Roar Youth
Karem Bulut, Sydney FC Youth
Chris Bush, AIS
Kofi Danning, Sydney FC
Jason Davidson, Pacos de Ferreira, Portugal
Petar Franjic, Melbourne Victory Youth
Sam Gallagher, Sydney FC
Rhyan Grant, Sydney FC
Ben Kantarovski, Newcaslte Jets
Robbie Kolak (gk), Newcastle Jets Youth
Matthew Leckie, Adelaide United
Jared Lum, AIS
Steven Lustica, Gold Coast United
Dylan McGowan, Hearts of Midlothian, Scotland
Thomas Oar, Brisbane Roar
Dimitrios Petraros, Sydney FC Youth
Trent Sainsbury, AIS
Nikola Stanojevic, AIS
Kliment Taseski, Melbourne Victory Youth
Lawrence Thomas (gk), AIS
James Virgili, Newcastle Jets Youth

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