Three Sky Blues named in Olyroos squad

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.

Adam Pavlesic has been named in the squad

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.

Courtney-Perkins involved with the U23’s earlier this season

Full Squad

Raphael BORGES RODRIGUESFWMacarthur FCWestern Strikers SC (Football South Australia)
Noah BOTICFWWestern United FCHurstville ZFC (Football New South Wales)
Lachlan BROOKFWWestern Sydney Wanderers FCGawler Eagles FC (Football South Australia)
Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINSDFSydney FCNewmarket SFC (Football Queensland)
Louis D’ARRIGOMFLechia Gdansk (Poland)West Torrens Birkalla SC (Football South Australia)
Jacob FARRELLDFCentral Coast Mariners FCWyoming FC (Football New South Wales)
Steven HALL (Gk)GKAdelaide United FCPara Hills Knights SC (Football South Australia)
Jake HOLLMANMFMacarthur FCSeaforth FC (Football New South Wales)
Jacob ITALIANODFBorussia Monchengladbach II (Germany)Inglewood United FC (Football West)
Lucas MAURAGISDFNewcastle Jets FCMerimbula Grasshoppers FC (Football New South Wales)
Calem NIEUWENHOFMFHeart of Midlothian FC (Scotland)Curl Curl FC (Football New South Wales)
Adam PAVLESIC (Gk)GKSydney FCSydney United 58 FC (Football NSW)
Alexandar POPOVICDFAdelaide United FCAdelaide Comets FC (Football South Australia)
Adrian SEGECICMFFC Dordrecht (Netherlands)Lidcombe Waratah Junior SC (Football NSW)
Callum TALBOTDFMelbourne City FCGymea United FC (Football New South Wales)
Ryan TEAGUEMFMelbourne VictoryMaroubra United FC (Football New South Wales)
Marco TILIOMFCeltic FC (Scotland)APIA Leichhardt FC & Sydney Olympic FC (Football NSW)
Mohamed TOUREFWParis FC (France)Croydon Kings FC (Football South Australia)
Kai TREWINDFBrisbane Roar FCGungahlin United FC (Capital Football)
Nectarios TRIANTISDFSunderland AFC (England)Canterbury Junior FC (Football New South Wales)
Nishan  VELUPILLAYFWMelbourne Victory FCEndeavour United SC (Football Victoria)
Patrick YAZBEKMFViking FK (Norway)Austral Soccer Club (Football New South Wales)
Patrick BEACH (Gk)GKMelbourne City FCGlenmore Park FC (Football NSW)
Jack WARSHAWSKY (Gk)GKCentral Coast Mariners FCBuderim Wanderers FC (Football Queensland)