Brosque named for Socceroos

Sydney FC’s Alex Brosque was today named in a 19-man Qantas Socceroos squad by coach Holger Osieck ahead of the October 9 clash with Paraguay at the SFS.

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected a squad of 19-players for the upcoming international friendly fixture against Paraguay, presented by the NSW Government, which will be played at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday 9th October (Kick-Off 8:00pm).

Six players from the Hyundai A-League; Alex Brosque, Jason Culina, Eugene Galekovic, Matt McKay, Jade North and Michael Thwaite will be joined by thirteen overseas based players in the Qantas Socceroos squad.

Harry Kewell and Josh Kennedy will come into the Qantas Socceroos squad for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ after injuries prevented them both from taking part in the recent matches against Switzerland and Poland.

The Qantas Socceroos have previously faced Paraguay on four occasions; a three match series in 2000 in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and one match in 2006 in Brisbane, with the Qantas Socceroos holding the advantage with one win and three draws.

This will be the second time that the Qantas Socceroos will meet Paraguay at the Sydney Football Stadium having previously met at the same venue on the 9th June 2000 when they played out a nil-all draw.

Tickets for the Qantas Socceroos match against Paraguay are available for purchase online from www.ticketek.com.au and from all Ticketek outlets.

All Qantas Socceroos matches are broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.
QANTAS SOCCEROOS SQUAD – Tuesday 28 September 2010

Player Club, Country A-International matches (goals)
Alex BROSQUE Sydney FC, Australia 4 (0)
Tim CAHILL Everton FC, England 44 (21)
David CARNEY Blackpool FC, England 30 (3)
Jason CULINA Gold Coast United, Australia 54 (1)
Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) Adelaide United, Australia 4 (0)
Richard GARCIA Hull City FC, England 11 (0)
Mile JEDINAK Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey 15 (0)
Josh KENNEDY Nagoya Grampus, Japan 22 (7)
Harry KEWELL Galatasaray SK, Turkey 46 (13)
Scott McDONALD Middlesbrough FC, England 18 (0)
Jon McKAIN Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia 13 (0)
Matthew McKAY Brisbane Roar, Australia 4 (0)
Lucas NEILL Galatasaray SK, Turkey 62 (0)
Jade NORTH Wellington Phoenix, NZ 29 (0)
Mark SCHWARZER (gk) Fulham FC, England 80 (0)
Michael THWAITE Gold Coast United, Australia 6 (0)
Carl VALERI U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy 28 (0)
Dario VIDOSIC FC Nurnberg, Germany 10 (1)
Luke WILKSHIRE FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia 48 (3)

Upcoming Match Details

Qantas Socceroos v Paraguay
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Kick-Off time: 8:00pm AEDT (7:00pm AEST, 7:30pm ACDT, 5:00pm AWST)
Gates open: 6:00pm AEDT

Ticket Prices – (inclusive of GST and booking fees)
Category A – $85 – all tickets
Category B – $55 Adult, $30 Concession, $140 Family
Category C – $35 Adult, $20 Concession, $95 Family
Australian Home End – $40 Adult, $25 Concession

Ticket Purchasing Details
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Match broadcast live and Exclusive on FOX SPORTS

Time Code:
AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)
AEDT = Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
ACDT = Australian Central Daylight Time (UTC+ 10.5)
AWST = Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+ 8)
UTC= Universal Time, Coordinated

Current FIFA Men-s Ranking (as at 15 September 2010)
Paraguay – 17th
Australia – 24th