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Postecoglou announces latest Caltex Socceroos squad
« on: September 20, 2016, 10:25:07 AM »
Postecoglou announces latest Caltex Socceroos squad

 Tuesday, 20 September 2016  - 
Staff writer

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou has made three changes for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah (6 October) and Japan at Docklands Stadium on Tuesday 11 October.

Reliable defender Bailey Wright comes back into the squad after missing the first two matches through injury while Postecoglou has called up youngsters Craig Goodwin and James Jeggo after strong starts to the domestic season in Europe.

The squad will start arriving into Jeddah on Sunday 2 October for the match against a Saudi Arabian side that also won its first two matches last month before returning to Melbourne for the glamour clash with Japan at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

?We?ve made a couple of slight tweaks to the squad in line with our mantra of selecting players who are in form and fitness and we?d like to have a good look at Craig Goodwin and James Jeggo, who have started their seasons well in Europe,? Postecoglou said.

?Bailey Wright also comes back in after he missed the first two matches through injury and we go to Saudi Arabia and then back to Melbourne with a squad we are comfortable can continue the good start we achieved last month."

The Caltex Socceroos face a top of the group clash with Saudi Arabia, who defeated Thailand and Iraq in their first two matches, before taking on arch rivals Japan in what shapes as a tough test.

?When the draw was released we acknowledged that this window was a real challenge with a very tough away game followed by the clash with Japan at home but that doesn?t mean we stray from the way we prepare ourselves for every match,? Postecoglou said.

?These two games come pretty quickly after the two matches we played against Iraq and the UAE and we face similar challenges against tough opposition but we are confident in our processes and planning.

?We will take the game to both opponents and trust ourselves that we can meet the challenges we face in Saudi Arabia and then back in Melbourne with strong performances and a professional application to the task at hand.?

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Match Details

Saudi Arabia v Caltex Socceroos

Thursday 6 October 2016

King Abdullah Stadium, Jeddah

8.45pm kick off (4.45am Friday AEDT)


Caltex Socceroos v Japan

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

8pm kick off (AEDT)

Caltex Socceroos squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers v Saudi Arabia and Japan

Name
Club, Country
 
Tim CAHILL
Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

Milos DEGENEK
TSV 1860 Munchen, GERMANY

Adam FEDERICI
A.F.C. Bournemouth, ENGLAND

Alex GERSBACH
Rosenborg BK, NORWAY

Craig GOODWIN
Sparta Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Chris IKONOMIDIS
Aarhus Gymnastikforening, DENMARK

Jackson IRVINE
Burton Albion FC, ENGLAND

Mile JEDINAK
Aston Villa F.C, ENGLAND

James JEGGO
SK Sturm Graz, AUSTRIA

Tomi JURIC
FC Luzern, SWITZERLAND

Robbie KRUSE
Bayer 04 Leverkusen, GERMANY

Mitchell LANGERAK
VfB Stuttgart, GERMANY

Mathew LECKIE
FC Ingolstadt 04, GERMANY

Massimo LUONGO
Queens Park Rangers F.C., ENGLAND

Ryan MCGOWAN
Henan Jianye F.C., CHINA

Mark MILLIGAN
Baniyas F.C., UAE

Aaron MOOY
Huddersfield Town AFC, ENGLAND

Tommy ROGIC
Celtic FC, SCOTLAND

Mathew RYAN
Valencia CF, SPAIN

Trent SAINSBURY
Jiangsu Suning F.C., CHINA

Brad SMITH
A.F.C. Bournemouth, ENGLAND

Matthew SPIRANOVIC
Hangzhou Greentown F.C., CHINA
 
Bailey WRIGHT
Preston North End FC, ENGLAND

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