Australia Name Squad For Kuwait Qualifier
There are some new faces in the Socceroo squad.
Dec 22, 2009 4:48:44 AM
Selected in the Socceroos squad for the first time are Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Kemp (Melbourne Victory) and Tando Velaphi (Perth Glory).
Eight A-League clubs are represented in the squad by a total of 15 players.
Sydney FC defender Simon Colosimo makes a return after last appearing in the Green & Gold in a friendly against China in Guangzhou on 24 March 2007.
Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, has been selected in the Socceroos squad previously but could make his senior debut if he takes the field against Kuwait.
Players joining the Socceroos squad from overseas clubs include Luke Wilkshire (FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia), Nick Carle (Crystal Palace FC, England) Bruice Djite (Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor Kulubu, Turkey), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa FC, England), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente, Netherlands), Matthew Spiranovic and Dario Vidosic (FC Nurnberg, Germany).
Kuwait defeated Australia 1-0 when the two teams clashed in Canberra on March 3 earlier this year.
Kuwait and Australia currently sit on top of Group B and it is vital that the Socceroos make the most of the second last qualification match.
Australia are scheduled to play Indonesia in Brisbane in their final group match on March 3.
Goalkeepers: Tando Velaphi (Perth Glory), Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)
Defenders: Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC), Scott Jamieson (Adelaide United), Matthew Kemp (Melbourne Victory), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa, England), Craig Moore (Brisbane Roar), Matthew Spiranovic (Nurnberg, Germany), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, Russia)
Midfielders: Jacob Burns (Perth Glory), Nick Carle (Crystal Palace, England), Jason Culina (Gold Coast United), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor, Turkey), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar), Matt Thompson (Newcastle Jets)
Strikers: Alex Brosque (Sydney FC), Bruce Djite (Genclerbirligi, Turkey), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente, Netherlands), Mile Sterojvski (Perth Glory), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Nurnberg, Germany)