Former Jets make preliminary World Cup squad

The club congratulates the four former Jets players named in Pim Verbeek’s 31-man squad.

The Newcastle Jets would like to congratulate all players named by Pim Verbeek today in the preliminary 31-man Qantas Socceroos squad ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In particular, the club extends its congratulations to former Jets- Nicky Carle, Jade North, James Holland and Mark Milligan who have all made the extended squad. The club has been fortunate to have had the services of these players over the past five years of the Hyundai A-League, and we wish them all the very best as they look to fulfil their dream of competing on the world-s biggest stage.

The Qantas Socceroos will depart Australia on May 26 before taking on Germany in their opening match of the tournament on Sunday, 13 June. Matches against Ghana and Serbia on June 19 and 23 respectively will round out the group stage of the competition.

Qantas Socceroos- 31-man preliminary squad for 2010 FIFA World Cup:

Player Name Club, Country
Michael BEAUCHAMP Al-Jazira Club, UAE
Mark BRESCIANO U.S. Citta di Palermo, Italy
Tim CAHILL Everton FC, England
Nick CARLE Crystal Palace, England
David CARNEY FC Twente, Netherlands
Scott CHIPPERFIELD FC Basel, Switzerland
Jason CULINA Gold Coast United, Australia
Brett EMERTON Blackburn Rovers, England
Adam FEDERICI Reading FC, England
Eugene GALEKOVIC Adelaide United, Australia
Richard GARCIA Hull City, England
Vincenzo GRELLA Blackburn Rovers, England
James HOLLAND AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands
Brett HOLMAN AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands
Mile JEDINAK Antalyaspor Kulubu, Turkey
Brad JONES Middlesbrough FC, England
Josh KENNEDY Nagoya Grampus, Japan
Harry KEWELL Galatasaray SK, Turkey
Shane LOWRY Aston Villa FC, England –
Scott MCDONALD Middlesbrough FC, England
Mark MILLIGAN JEF United, Japan
Craig MOORE Uncontracted
Lucas NEILL Galatasaray SK, Turkey
Jade NORTH Tromsø, Norway
Tom OAR FC Utrecht, Netherlands
Nikita RUKAVYTSYA FC Twente, Netherlands
Mark SCHWARZER Fulham FC, England
Carl VALERI U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy
Dario VIDOSIC FC Nurnberg, Germany
Luke WILKSHIRE FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia
Rhys WILLIAMS Middlesbrough FC, England