Sainsbury & Duke bound for East Asian Cup

Central Coast Mariners stars Trent Sainsbury and Mitchell Duke will travel to Korea Republic on Wednesday as part of Holger Osieck’s Socceroos squad for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.

Central Coast Mariners stars Trent Sainsbury and Mitchell Duke will travel to Korea Republic on Wednesday as part of Holger Osieck-s Socceroos squad for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.

Sainsbury and Duke have been in camp with the Socceroos over the past two weeks as the German mentor has gone about preparing the players for Australia-s first ever participation in the tournament.

Now, the dynamic Duke and speedy Sainsbury will have the chance to make their senior international debuts for Australia following breakout campaigns in the Hyundai A-League last season.

The Socceroos will arrive in Seoul on Wednesday evening and will play their first match of the EAFF East Asian Cup against the host nation, Korea Republic, on Saturday 20 July (kick-off 7:00pm local, 8:00pm AEST).

Their second match of the tournament will be against Japan on Thursday 25 July (kick-off 8:00pm local, 9:00pm AEST ), while their final match will be against China PR on Sunday 28 July (kick-off 5:15pm local, 6:15pm AEST).

All matches from the EAFF East Asian Cup will be broadcast live and exclusive on Fox Sports.