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.
|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|
|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|
|Date||No||Match||Kick-Off (local)||Kick-Off (AEST)|