Roar players chosen for AFC U-22 qualifiers

Five Brisbane Roar players have been selected to represent Australia in the AFC Under-22 Championship qualifiers which will be played in Indonesia next month.

Five Brisbane Roar players have been selected to represent Australia in the AFC Under-22 Championship qualifiers which will be played in Indonesia next month.

Corey Brown, James Donachie, Nick Fitzgerald, Jason Geria and Anthony Proia all impressed in this month-s training camp in Brisbane and have been chosen in Head Coach Paul Okon-s final 23-player squad.

“Our recent training camp in Brisbane was very positive and gave us a good indication on the level of the players,” said Okon.

“This tournament will be a tough challenge for the boys with five matches to be played in ten days.

“Fitness will be a key factor in dealing with the frequency of matches and the hot and humid conditions we will encounter in Indonesia.”

The Qantas Young Socceroos will assemble in Sydney on Sunday 1 July before departing for Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday 2 July.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will play five matches in ten days against fellow Group E nations Indonesia (5 July), Macau (7 July), Singapore (10 July), Timor Leste (12 July) and Japan (15 July).

The top two teams from Group E and the best third placed team of all groups (total 15) will then progress to the AFC U-22 Championship which will be played in January 2014.

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad for AFC U-22 Championship Qualifiers

Terry ANTONIS Sydney FC, Australia Jake BARKER-DAISH Adelaide United, Australia Josh BRILLANTE Newcastle Jets, Australia Corey BROWN Brisbane Roar, Australia Reece CAIRA Uncontracted Connor CHAPMAN Newcastle Jets, Australia Mitch COOPER Newcastle Jets, Australia James DONACHIE Brisbane Roar, Australia Jack DUNCAN (gk) Newcastle Jets, Australia Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO Tottenham Hotspur, England Ben GARUCCIO AIS, Australia Nicholas FITZGERALD Brisbane Roar, Australia Jason GERIA Brisbane Roar, Australia Curtis GOOD Melbourne Heart, Australia Aaron LENNOX (gk) Queen-s Park Rangers, England Jesse MAKAROUNAS Perth Glory, Australia Nick MUNRO (gk) Croydon Kings (SA State League), Australia Brandon O-NEILL Perth Glory, Australia Yianni PERKATIS Blacktown City (NSW Premier League) , Australia Daniel PETKOVSKI Sydney FC, Australia Anthony PROIA Brisbane Roar, Australia Adam TAGGART Newcastle Jets, Australia Riley WOODCOCK Perth Glory, Australia