Trent Buhagiar selected in Australian Under 23’s Squad

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The Central Coast Mariners would like to congratulate Umina junior, Trent Buhagiar on being selected in the final Australian Under 23’s National Team that will compete at the AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers to be held this week in Myanmar.

19-year-old Buhagiar now has the opportunity to make his competitive debut for Josep Gombau’s squad after impressing during three of his training camps.

After a week-long pre-tournament camp in Sydney, which featured two training matches against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Central Coast Mariners, Coach Gombau reduced his squad from 26 to 23 players before heading to Myanmar yesterday.

Australia’s first match will be against Brunei Darussalam on 19 July, followed by Singapore on 21 July and then the host nation, Myanmar, on 23 July.

To qualify for next year’s AFC U-23 Championship, Australia needs to top its group or be one of the best five second placed teams of the ten qualifying groups.

Australian Under 23’s National Team Squad for AFC U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Qualifiers.

 
First Name
Position
DOB
Club
Daniel
ARZANI
Forward
04-01-99
Melbourne City FC
Jonathan
ASPROPOTAMITIS
Defender
07-06-96
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
George
BLACKWOOD
Midfielder
06-04-97
Adelaide United FC
Trent
BUHAGIAR
Forward
27-02-98
Central Coast Mariners FC
Joe
CALETTI
Midfielder
01-01-98
Brisbane Roar FC
Devante
CLUT
Midfielder
16-10-95
Newcastle Jets FC
Nicholas
COWBURN
Defender
07-03-95
Newcastle Jets FC
Thomas
DENG
Defender
20-03-97
Melbourne Victory FC
Keanu
BACCUS
Defender
07-06-98
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Thomas
GLOVER
Goalkeeper
14-12-97
Tottenham Hotspur, England
Paul
IZZO
Goalkeeper
06-01-95
Adelaide United FC
Lachlan
JACKSON
Defender
12-03-95
Newcastle Jets FC
Bruce
KAMAU
Forward
28-03-95
Melbourne City FC
Stefan
MAUK
Midfielder
22-10-95
NEC, Netherlands
Riley
McGREE
Midfielder
02-11-98
Adelaide United FC
Stefan
NIGRO
Defender
10-08-96
Melbourne Victory FC
Daniel
NIZIC
Goalkeeper
15-03-95
Morecambe FC, England
Jordan
O'DOHERTY
Forward
14-10-97
Adelaide United FC
Milislav
POPOVIC
Forward
06-03-97
Eintracht Braunschweig, Germany
Lachlan
SCOTT
Forward
15-04-97
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Jaushua
SOTIRIO
Forward
11-10-95
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Ruon
TONGYIK
Defender
28-12-96
Melbourne City FC
Brandon
WILSON
Midfielder
28-01-97
Perth Glory FC
 
 
AFC U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Qualifiers Group F - OFFICIAL MATCH SCHEDULE
 
Group F
Date
No
Match
Kick-Off
(local)
Kick-Off
(AEST)
19/7/2017
1
AUSTRALIA
vs.
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
15:00
18:30
19/7/2017
2
MYANMAR
vs.
SINGAPORE
18:00
21:30
21/7/2017
3
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
vs.
MYANMAR
15:00
18:30
21/7/2017
4
SINGAPORE
vs.
AUSTRALIA
18:00
21:30
23/7/2017
5
AUSTRALIA
vs.
MYANMAR
15:00
18:30
23/7/2017
6
SINGAPORE
vs.
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
18:00
21:30
 
Venue: Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon

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