Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Australia squad for February Denmark friendly

Football Federation Australia has named the first Qantas Socceroos squad of 2007 for the international match against Denmark to be played at Loftus Road, London, England on 6 February. Head Coach Graham Arnold selected an all European-based squad the majority of which were part of the Australian team that drew 1-1 with fellow World Cup finalist Ghana at Loftus Road in November 2006. "This match is very important to us as it is the first time we have been together as a squad this year," said Arnold. "We only have a few more games available to us before the Asian Cup so it is another vital preparation match."

Australian Squad: John Aloisi (Alaves, Spain), Michael Beauchamp (Nuremburg, Germany), Mark Bresciano (Palermo, Italy), Tim Cahill (Everton, England), Scott Chipperfield (Basel, Switzerland), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England), Vince Grella (Parma, Italy), Ryan Griffiths (AFC Rapid Bucuresti, Romania), Brett Holman (NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands), Patrick Kisnorbo (Leicester City, England), Craig Moore (Newcastle United, England), Lucas Neill (West Ham, England), Michael Petkovic (Sivasspor, Turkey), Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough, England), Josip Skoko (Wigan, England), Mile Sterjovski (Basel, Switzerland), Michael Thwaite (TS Wisla Krakow, Poland), Mark Viduka (Middlesbrough, England), Luke Wilkshire (Twente, Netherlands)

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