Hoole selected in Olyroos squad


Newcastle Jets winger Andrew Hoole has been selected in Aurelio Vidmar’s Olyroos 22-man squad for three friendly matches later this month.

The Olyroos will play high profile matches against Brazil, China and Korea Republic in a Four-Nation International Friendly tournament in Wuhan, China from 14-18 November 2014.

The squad consists of 10 overseas-based players and 12 players from the Hyundai A-League.

This will be the first time that the Olyroos have assembled since the AFC U-22 Championship in January where they were knocked out of the quarter-finals by Saudi Arabia.

Vidmar is looking forward to working with the players as he begins preparations for the next AFC U-22 Championship campaign which will double as the qualification tournament for the 2016 Olympic Games Football Tournament.

“When the opportunity came up to play three quality matches at this stage of our preparations we had no hesitation in accepting ,“ said Vidmar.

“It has been a while since we have been together as group and I will be using this camp to assess how everyone is progressing.”

“This will also be the first time that a number players have joined the group and it will interesting to see how they fit into the playing style.

“We want to get positives result from this tournament, but the overall goal is for all players to get used to the playing style that we want to take into the qualification campaign,” concluded Vidmar‘

The Olyroos will face the Brazilian U-22 team in their opening match on Friday 14 November, China PR in their second match on Sunday 16 November and then the Korea Republic in their final match of the tournament on Tuesday 18 November.

All matches will be played in Wuhan, China.


Olyroos Squad for Chinese International Friendly Tournament – 14- 18 November 2014:

Mustafa AMINI (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)

Corey BROWN (Brisbane Roar FC, Australia)

Cameron BURGESS (Fulham FC, England)

Travis COOPER (VVV Venlo, Netherlands)

James DONACHIE (Brisbane Roar, Australia)

Jack DUNCAN (gk) (Perth Glory, Australia)

Ryan EDWARDS (Reading FC, England)

Scott GALLOWAY (Melbourne Victory, Australia)

Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO (Swansea A.F.C, Wales)

Corey GAMEIRO (Sydney FC, Australia)

Jason GERIA (Melbourne Victory, Australia)

John HALL (gk) (Adelaide United, Australia)

Andrew HOOLE (Newcastle Jets, Australia)

Jackson IRVINE (Ross County FC, Scotland)

Aaron LENNOX (gk) (QPR, England)

Jamie MACLAREN (Perth Glory, Australia)

Stefan MAUK (Melbourne City FC, Australia)

Connor PAIN (Melbourne Victory, Australia)

Steven UGARKOVIC (NK Osijek, Croatia)

Ryan WILLIAMS (Barnsley, England)

Riley WOODCOCK (Perth Glory, Australia)

Kwame YEBOAH (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany)