Roar duo in squad to face Japan, Jordan and Iraq

Brisbane Roar defensive duo Ivan Franjic and Jade North have been named in Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck’s 26-player squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq.

Brisbane Roar defensive duo Ivan Franjic and Jade North have been named in Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck-s 26-player squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq.

North has represented Australia at senior level 39 times while Franjic will be hoping to add to the three caps he earned in December at the EAFF Qualifying Tournament in Hong Kong.

The Qantas Socceroos are currently in third position of Group B and need positive results from their remaining three matches to secure a top two place in the group to guarantee automatic qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

The upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier between the Qantas Socceroos and Japan, Jordan and Iraq will be broadcast exclusively live on FOX SPORTS with SBS TV as the exclusive free to air broadcaster for all three (3) matches.

Tickets for the Qantas Socceroos matches against Jordan and Iraq are available for purchase from www.footballaustralia.com.au/tickets

Qantas Socceroos Squad - 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers - June 2013

Mark BRESCIANO ( Al Gharafa, QATAR), Tim CAHILL (New York Red Bulls), Robert CORNTHWAITE (Chunnam Dragons, KOREA REPUBLIC), Ivan FRANJIC (Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA), Eugene GALEKOVIC(Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA ), James HOLLAND (FK Austria Vienna, AUSTRIA), Brett HOLMAN (Aston Villa FC, ENGLAND), Mile JEDINAK (Crystal Palace FC, ENGLAND), Josh KENNEDY (Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN), Robbie KRUSE (Fortuna Dusseldorf, GERMANY), Mitchell LANGERAK (gk) (B.V. Borussia 09 Dortmund, GERMANY), Ryan McGOWAN (Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, CHINA PR), Matthew McKAY (Changchun Yatai FC, CHINA PR), Mark MILLIGAN (Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA), Lucas NEILL (uncontracted), Jade NORTH (Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA), Tommy OAR (FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS), Sasa OGNENOVSKI (Umm Salal SC, QATAR), Tom ROGIC (Celtic FC, SCOTLAND), Mark SCHWARZER (gk) (Fulham FC, ENGLAND), Archie THOMPSON (Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA), Michael THWAITE (Perth Glory FC, AUSTRALIA), Dario VIDOSIC (Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA), Luke WILKSHIRE (FK Dinamo Moscow, RUSSIA), Michael ZULLO (FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS)

Japan v Qantas Socceroos Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan Tuesday 4 June 2013 Kick-Off 7.30pm (local time)

Qantas Socceroos v Jordan Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria Tuesday, 11 June 2013 Kick-Off 7.00pm (local time)

Qantas Socceroos v Iraq Stadium Australia, Sydney Tuesday 18 June, 2013 Kick off 7.30pm (local time)