Roar trio join Young Socceroos

Brisbane Roar youngsters Tommy Oar, Matt Acton and Daniel Bowles have been selected in the upcoming Young Socceroos four-match tour of South America.

Brisbane Roar youngsters Tommy Oar, Matt Acton and Daniel Bowles have been selected in the upcoming Young Socceroos four-match tour of South America.

The trio will join the 20-man squad which departs for South America on Saturday where they will play two matches each against the Paraguayan national under-20 side and the Argentinian national under-20 side.

While Oar and Bowles have been regulars in the national team set-up but for Acton it marks the first selection in a touring national team.

The call-up caps a stellar season for the young goalkeeper who was earlier the month crowned the club-s joint best player in the National Youth League alongside Ken Dougall.

The Qantas Young Socceroos will play two matches in Asunción on the 6 & 8 April against the Paraguay U-20 National team and two matches in Buenos Aires against the Argentinean U-20 National Team on 13 &15 April.

The tour is part of team-s preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship 2010 which will be held 3-17 October 2010 in Zibo, Shandong Province, China PR.

The draw for the AFC U-19 Championship 2010 Finals will be held in the host city of Zibo, China, on 9 May with the tournament to be played from 3-17 October, 2010, at the Zibo Sports Complex Stadium and Linzi Stadium.

The top four (4) teams from the AFC U-19 Championship will qualify for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be held in Colombia.

Qantas Young Socceroos Squad List Paraguay and Argentina Tour 3-19 April 2010

Matthew ACTON (gk) (Brisbane Roar), Mustafa AMINI (Central Coast Mariners), Daniel BOWLES (Brisbane Roar), Kerem BULUT (FK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic), Chris BUSH (Uncontracted), Stephen DOMENICI (Uncontracted), Petar FRANJIC (Melbourne Victory), Sam GALLAGHER (Central Coast Mariners), Ben HALLORAN (Gold Coast United), Chris HAROLD (Gold Coast United), Ben KANTAROVSKI (Newcastle Jets), Steven LUSTICA (Gold Coast United), Theo MARKELIS (Valencia, Spain), Francesco MONTEROSSO (Adelaide United), Tom OAR (Brisbane Roar), Alex PEARSON (gk) (Perth Glory), Trent SAINSBURY (Central Coast Mariners), Nikola STANOJEVIC (Uncontracted), Kliment TASESKI (Melbourne Heart) and Marc WARREN (Central Coast Mariners).