Roar duo in Qantas Young Socceroos squad

Brisbane Roar defensive duo Corey Brown and Jason Geria have been selected in Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Paul Okon’s 20-player squad for the AFF U19 tournament.

Brisbane Roar defensive duo Corey Brown and Jason Geria have been selected in Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Paul Okon-s 20-player squad for the AFF U19 tournament.

The tournament will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam between 2 - 8 September 2012 and Australia will face IR Iran, Vietnam and Uzbekistan.

The AFF U-19 competition forms as part of their preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in November, which will also serve as the qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Turkey next June/July.

“I-m very happy that the two of them have been selected,” Brisbane Roar Head Coach Rado Vidosic said.

“At the moment in our pre-season, they are conditioned to play a full 90 minutes so from a fitness point of view, they are ready for this.

“It-s another great experience for them to play against different styles of football that Iran, Vietnam and Uzbekistan will provide them.”

Prior to the AFF U-19 tournament, the Qantas Young Socceroos will also play a friendly match against a combined Hong Kong U-21/U-19 National Team on Wednesday 29 August at Mongkok Stadium (Kick-Off 7.30pm local, 9:30pm AEST)

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad: Terry Antonis (Sydney FC), Jake Barker-Daish (Adelaide United), Josh Brillante (Newcastle Jets), Corey Brown (Brisbane Roar), Reece Caira (Western Sydney Wanderers), Connor Chapman (Newcastle Jets), Mitch Cooper (Newcastle Jets), Ryan Edwards (Reading FC, United Kingdom), Ben Garuccio (AIS), Jason Geria (Brisbane Roar), Hagi Gligor (Sydney FC), Paul Izzo (Adelaide United), Jesse Makarounas (Perth Glory), Nick Munro (Croydon Kings, SA State League), Luke O-Dea (Bentleigh Greens, Victorian Premier League), Brandon O-Neill (Perth Glory), Daniel Petkovski (Sydney FC), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets), Riley Woodcock (Perth Glory), David Vrankovic (Melbourne Heart)