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Vidmar names Australia U23 squad for Olympic qualifiers

Official release from Football Federation Australia

Qantas Australian Under 23s Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar has selected a 20-player squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games - Third Round matches against Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The likes of Antony Golec, Isaka Cernak and Rocky Visconte have received their first call-ups whilst Terry Antonis still needs to pass a fitness test and will be replaced by Mustafa Amini of Bernie Ibini-Isei if he fails to.

Overseas based striker Kerem Bulut also receives his first ever selection in a Qantas Australian U23s squad having previously made appearances for the Qantas Joeys and Qantas Young Socceroos.

Discussions are also ongoing to add other overseas-based players, Aaron Mooy (St Mirren, Scotland), Tommy Oar (FC Utrceht, Netherlands) and Mathew Leckie (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany), to the Qantas Australian U23s squad for the UAE match on 22 February with their club commitments making them definitely unavailable for the Uzbekistan match.

Australia U23 squad - AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games - Round 3 v Uzbekistan and UAE - February 2012Terry Antonis (Sydney FC) Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart) Mark Brighitti (gk) (Adelaide United) Oliver Bozanic (Central Coast Mariners) Kerem Bulut (Mlada Boleslav, CZE) Isaka Cernak (Melbourne Victory) Mate Dugandzic (Melbourne Heart) Diogo Ferreira (Melbourne Victory) Matthew Foschini (Melbourne Victory) Antony Golec (Adelaide United) Jason Hoffman (Melbourne Heart) Matthew Jurman (Brisbane Roar) Ben Kantarovski (Newcastle Jets) Daniel Mullen (Adelaide United) Mitch Nichols (Brisbane Roar) Dimitrios Petratos (Sydney FC) Seb Ryall (Sydney FC) Mathew Ryan (gk) (Central Coast Mariners) Adam Taggart (Perth Glory) Rocky Visconte (Brisbane Roar)

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