Young Socceroos defeated in Japan cup competition

Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Jan Verslaijen was pleased with the performance of his players in their first competitive tournament under his management.

"This was a very good tournament for us to participate in against some very good, high class opposition in particular Argentina.

"It was a good test and we found that we can compete with these teams to a certain level, especially in terms of defence and organisation, but we need to do more work on playing with the ball.

"This international experience will be of great benefit to us as we head towards the AFC Championships," concluded Verslaijen.