Rogic debuts for Qantas Socceroos

CENTRAL Coast Mariners had three players involved in international friendly action overnight with Tomas Rogic and Michael McGlinchey both enjoying good minutes for their respective national teams.

CENTRAL Coast Mariners had three players involved in international friendly action overnight with Tomas Rogic and Michael McGlinchey both enjoying good minutes for their respective national teams.

In Korea Republic, Rogic entered the field of play as a 67th minute substitute for seasoned Melbourne Victory campaigner Archie Thompson.

The Twittersphere was abuzz with comments about Rogic-s arrival on the international scene, and the 19-year-old attacking midfielder didn-t disappoint his growing fan base.

Indeed, Rogic looked comfortable against the talented Koreans as he glided about the Hwaseong Stadium surface for the final 23 minutes of the game.

Unfortunately for Central Coast-s other Qantas Socceroos representative, Mathew Ryan, he didn-t take to the field in the friendly contest.

Ryan-s time in the senior green and gold will undoubtedly come soon, with the EAFF East Asia Cup Qualifiers fast approaching and other friendly matches scheduled for early 2013.

Rogic and Ryan will link with the Central Coast Mariners squad on Friday in Melbourne and be available for selection for Saturday-s round 7 Hyundai A-League contest against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium.

In China, Mariners New Zealand international McGlinchey played the full 90 minutes for the All Whites as they recorded a 1-1 draw with Team Dragon.

The draw was a solid result for a new look New Zealand side. Chris Wood was the scorer for the Kiwi-s in Shanghai.

Like Rogic and Ryan, McGlinchey will join the Mariners squad in Melbourne and is available for selection for Saturday-s match.