Two current Sydney FC players and one loanee have been named in the recent Australian U23’s side. The Olyroos will be jetting off to Saudi Arabia to take on Qatar and hosts Saudi.
Jordan Courtney-Perkins and Sydney FC Academy Graduate Adam Pavlesic have both been named by Tony Vidmar in the 24 man extended squad and have been joined by current loanee Adrian Segecic who is playing his football in the Netherlands.
The fixtures – scheduled for Friday, 17 November (Qatar) and Tuesday, 21 November (Saudi Arabia) – will be played at Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium, providing Vidmar’s squad with the invaluable opportunity to spend time together as a group while facing quality opposition.
With a clear focus on preparation for the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024, Vidmar said this camp and his selections would help build necessary depth across the squad.
“We’ve got some fantastic young players coming through, playing for clubs in Australia and across Europe,” Vidmar said.
“It’s important for us to ensure we have a squad that is familiar with our environment, as they may be called upon throughout our Asian Cup campaign or beyond – be it due to injuries or player availability. Having a wider group of players all on the same page is an important element to any success we collectively strive for.”
The Subway Olyroos are one of 16 teams who have qualified for the AFC U23 Asian CupTM Qatar 2024, should they finish in the top three they will automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics as the AFC representatives, while the fourth-best team will play an AFC-CAF play-off match for the final qualification spot.
|NAME||POSITION||CLUB||JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB|
|Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES||FW||Macarthur FC||Western Strikers SC (Football South Australia)|
|Noah BOTIC||FW||Western United FC||Hurstville ZFC (Football New South Wales)|
|Lachlan BROOK||FW||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||Gawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)|
|Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS||DF||Sydney FC||Newmarket SFC (Football Queensland)|
|Louis D’ARRIGO||MF||Lechia Gdansk (Poland)||West Torrens Birkalla SC (Football South Australia)|
|Jacob FARRELL||DF||Central Coast Mariners FC||Wyoming FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Steven HALL (Gk)||GK||Adelaide United FC||Para Hills Knights SC (Football South Australia)|
|Jake HOLLMAN||MF||Macarthur FC||Seaforth FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Jacob ITALIANO||DF||Borussia Monchengladbach II (Germany)||Inglewood United FC (Football West)|
|Lucas MAURAGIS||DF||Newcastle Jets FC||Merimbula Grasshoppers FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Calem NIEUWENHOF||MF||Heart of Midlothian FC (Scotland)||Curl Curl FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Adam PAVLESIC (Gk)||GK||Sydney FC||Sydney United 58 FC (Football NSW)|
|Alexandar POPOVIC||DF||Adelaide United FC||Adelaide Comets FC (Football South Australia)|
|Adrian SEGECIC||MF||FC Dordrecht (Netherlands)||Lidcombe Waratah Junior SC (Football NSW)|
|Callum TALBOT||DF||Melbourne City FC||Gymea United FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Ryan TEAGUE||MF||Melbourne Victory||Maroubra United FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Marco TILIO||MF||Celtic FC (Scotland)||APIA Leichhardt FC & Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)|
|Mohamed TOURE||FW||Paris FC (France)||Croydon Kings FC (Football South Australia)|
|Kai TREWIN||DF||Brisbane Roar FC||Gungahlin United FC (Capital Football)|
|Nectarios TRIANTIS||DF||Sunderland AFC (England)||Canterbury Junior FC (Football New South Wales)|
|Nishan VELUPILLAY||FW||Melbourne Victory FC||Endeavour United SC (Football Victoria)|
|Patrick YAZBEK||MF||Viking FK (Norway)||Austral Soccer Club (Football New South Wales)|
|TRAIN ON PLAYERS|
|Patrick BEACH (Gk)||GK||Melbourne City FC||Glenmore Park FC (Football NSW)|
|Jack WARSHAWSKY (Gk)||GK||Central Coast Mariners FC||Buderim Wanderers FC (Football Queensland)|