Mells, Margush selected in Young Socceroos squad

Adelaide United young midfielder, George Mells, and young goalkeeper, Daniel Margush, have both been selected in Paul Okon’s 23-player squad to represent the Young Socceroos in the upcoming AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers to be held at the National Sports Complex Stadium, Vientiane, Laos.

Okon has selected 15 players from Hyundai A-League clubs, 4 from PlayStation 4 NPL clubs and 4 overseas-based players.

Okon is confident that this group of players are up to the challenge of qualifying for the AFC U-19 Championship.

“This is the start of this group’s World Cup journey.

“It will be a difficult challenge, especially with Japan in our group.

“We have had a number of camps and training matches together and the boys know the type of football we want to play.

“The challenge now is to perform under tournament conditions,” concluded Okon.

The Young Socceroos will open their campaign against the Philippines on Friday 2 October, then Laos on Sunday 4 October and finally Japan on Tuesday 6 October.

Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams will qualify for the AFC U-19 Championships while hosts Bahrain received an automatic qualification (total 16 teams).

The top 4 teams from the AFC U-19 Championship then qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 in the Korea Republic.

Name

Club, Country

Daniel ALESSI

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Adam BERRY

Central Coast Mariners

Nicholas D'AGOSTINO

Brisbane Roar FC

Caio DE GODOY

Emerging Jets Squad

Thomas DENG

Melbourne Victory

Cameron DEVLIN

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Patrick FLOTTMAN

Blacktown City (NSW)

Alusine FOFANAH

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Alex GERSBACH

Sydney FC

Thomas GLOVER

Tottenham Hotspur, England

Jordan HOLMES

AFC Bournemouth, England

Steve KUZMANOVSKI

Melbourne City FC

Daniel MARGUSH

Adelaide United

George MELLS

Adelaide United

William MUTCH

Blacktown Spartans (NSW)

Connor O'TOOLE

Seiritsu Gakuen Tokyo, Japan

Dejan PANDUREVIC

Manly United FC (NSW)

Lachlan ROBERTS

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Liam ROSE

Central Coast Mariners

Mario SHABOW

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

George TIMOTHEOU

Blacktown City (NSW)

Brandon WILSON

Burnley FC, England

Liam YOULLEY

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Group J

Teams

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

JAPAN

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AUSTRALIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHILIPPINES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LAOS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Date

Match

Venue

Kick-Off

Local

Kick-Off

AEST/AEDT*

02-10-2015

Australia V Philippines

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

4:00pm

7:00pm

02-10-2015

Japan V Laos

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

7:00pm

10:00pm

04-10-2015

Philippines V Japan

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

4:00pm

8:00pm*

04-10-2015

Laos V Australia

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

7:00pm

11:00pm*

06-10-2015

Japan V Australia

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

4:00pm

8:00pm*

06-10-2015

Philippines V Laos

National Sports Complex Stadium, KM16, Vientiane

7:00pm

11:00pm*