Sydney FC’s Corey Gameiro has been selected for the Olyroos after Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar named the Sky Blue in his 22-man squad to play in a Four-Nation International Friendly tournament.
Gameiro has earned his place after an impressive pre-season spell at Sydney FC that saw him score a goal a game before continuing that form in the Hyundai A-League with a sweet strike against Melbourne City.
The Olyroos will play high profile matches against Brazil, China and Korea Republic in a Four-Nation International Friendly tournament in Wuhan, China from 14-18 November 2014 with the squad consisting of 10 overseas-based players and 12 players from the Hyundai A-League.
This will be the first time that the Olyroos have assembled since the AFC U-22 Championship in January where they were knocked out of the quarter-finals by Saudi Arabia.
Vidmar is looking forward to working with the players as he begins preparations for the next AFC U-22 Championship campaign which will double as the qualification tournament for the 2016 Olympic Games Football Tournament.
“When the opportunity came up to play three quality matches at this stage of our preparations we had no hesitation in accepting ,“ said Vidmar.
“It has been a while since we have been together as group and I will be using this camp to assess how everyone is progressing.”
“This will also be the first time that a number players have joined the group and it will interesting to see how they fit into the playing style.
“We want to get positives result from this tournament, but the overall goal is for all players to get used to the playing style that we want to take into the qualification campaign,” concluded Vidmar‘
The Olyroos will face the Brazilian U-22 team in their opening match on Friday 14 November, China PR in their second match on Sunday 16 November and then the Korea Republic in their final match of the tournament on Tuesday 18 November.
All matches will be played in Wuhan, China.
Olyroos Squad for Chinese International Friendly Tournament – 14- 18 November 2014
Mustafa AMINI – Borussia Dortmund, Germany
Corey BROWN – Brisbane Roar FC, Australia
Cameron BURGESS – Fulham FC, England
Travis COOPER – VVV Venlo, Netherlands
James DONACHIE – Brisbane Roar, Australia
Jack DUNCAN (gk) – Perth Glory, Australia
Ryan EDWARDS – Reading FC, England
Scott GALLOWAY – Melbourne Victory, Australia
Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO – Swansea A.F.C, Wales
Corey GAMEIRO – Sydney FC, Australia
Jason GERIA – Melbourne Victory, Australia
John HALL (gk) – Adelaide United, Australia
Andrew HOOLE – Newcastle Jets, Australia
Jackson IRVINE – Ross County FC, Scotland
Aaron LENNOX (gk) – QPR, England
Jamie MACLAREN – Perth Glory, Australia
Stefan MAUK – Melbourne City FC, Australia
Connor PAIN – Melbourne Victory, Australia
Steven UGARKOVIC – NK Osijek, Croatia
Ryan WILLIAMS – Fulham FC, England
Riley WOODCOCK – Perth Glory, Australia
Kwame YEBOAH – Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany
MD1 – 14-11-2014 – 16:00 – 19:00 (AEDT) – Brazil U-22 v Australia U-22
MD2 – 16-11-2014 – 19:30 – 22:30 (AEDT) – Australia U-22 v China PR U-22
MD3 – 18-11-2014 – 16:00 – 19:00 (AEDT) – Korea Republic U-22 v Australia U-22
*Corey Gameiro is sponsored by proud Player Partner Axis Plumbing Group.
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