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Socceroos squad for East Asian Cup qualifying

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected a provisional squad of 25 players to represent Australia in the 2013 East Asian Cup qualifying tournament, held between 1-9 December, 2012, in Hong Kong.

A number of young guns, mixed with some experienced players from the A-League make up the majority of the squad. Terry Antonis, Adam Taggart, Ivan Franjic, Rostyn Griffiths, Ben Halloran, Aaron Mooy, Osama Malik, Dino Djulbic and Matt Smith all make their first call up to the national team.

The squad of 25 will be cut to 20 to fit with tournament regulations next Thursday.

Here’s the full squad announced today:

Terry ANTONIS Sydney FC
Eli BABALJ
FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
Aziz BEHICH
Melbourne Heart FC
Robert CORNTHWAITE
Chunnam Dragons
Dino DJULBIC
Guizhou Renhe
Ivan FRANJIC
Brisbane Roar FC
Brett EMERTON
Sydney FC
Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk)
Adelaide United
Richard GARCIA
Melbourne Heart
Rostyn GRIFFITHS
Guangzhou
Ben HALLORAN
Brisbane Roar
Scott JAMIESON
Perth Glory
Osama MALIK
Adelaide United
Michael MARRONE
Melbourne Heart
Matt McKAY
Busan I Park
Mark MILLIGAN
Melbourne Victory
Aaron MOOY
Western Sydney Wanderers
Tom ROGIC
Central Coast Mariners
Mat RYAN (gk)
Central Coast Mariners
Matt SMITH
Brisbane Roar
Adam TAGGART
Newcastle Jets
Archie THOMPSON
Melbourne Victory
Michael THWAITE
Perth Glory
Dario VIDOSIC
Adelaide United
Luke WILKSHIRE
FK Dinamo Moscow

Thoughts on the squad? Who do you think should make the cut? Leave your thoughts below.

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  1. Max A-K
    November 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    No Brett Holman? Seems they didn’t really mean it when they gave him Aussie player of the year

    • November 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Fair call, but as there’s no international window during this time, most clubs in Europe wouldn’t let their players go unfortunately.

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