Joeys squad named for AFF youth championships

Joeys coach Tony Vidmar has announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming AFF Under-16 Youth Championships in Cambodia later this month.

Vidmar settled on his squad following a string of training camps since the start of 2015.

The Joeys are in Group B for the tournament in Phnom Penh, which starts at the end of July, and will take on Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar and the host nation.

The 11-nation tournament will be vital preparation for the AFC Under-16 Championships, which act as qualifiers for the Under-17 World Cup

“It will give the players their first experience of playing international football in Asia and give them a good idea of what they’ll be up against in the qualifiers,” Technical Director Peter de Roo said.

“We will continue to build on the work we have been doing with these players in camps throughout the year.”

The top four nations at the AFC Under-16 tournament will progress to the Under-17 World Cup.

The squad will depart Sydney on July 25 for the AFF Under-16 Youth Championships, with their first match against the hosts Cambodia five days later.

AFF U16 Championship 2015 - Phnom Penh, 27 July – 9 August 2015


Nathan Prince (FFV NTC)

Dylan Pierias (Melbourne City FC)

Marco Krantis (FFSA NTC)

Mersim  Memeti (Melbourne City FC)

Joel King (FNSWI)

Luke Bodnar (Perth Glory)

Jaidon Selden (Perth Glory)

Andony Martis (FNSWI)

John Roberts (FNSWI)

Lachlan Brook (FFSA NTC)

Ahmed Sweedan (FNSWI)

Nicholas Suman (FNSWI)

Patrick Scibilio (FNSWI)

Dylan Ryan (FNSWI)

Adrian Valenti (Marconi FC)

Ryan Yates (FFSA NTC)

Jacob Italiano (Perth Glory)

Jasper Kelley (FFSA NTC)

Mark Moric (Sydney United 58 FC)

Rahmat Akbari (Brisbane Roar FC/QAS)

Eduardo Castaneda (FFT NTC)

Andrew Visciglio (FFV NTC)

Ramy Najjarine (FNSWI)