Galekovic & Vidosic picked for crucial qualifiers


Adelaide United FC duo Eugene Galekovic and Dario Vidosic have been named in the Socceroos squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq next month.

Adelaide United FC duo Eugene Galekovic and Dario Vidosic have been named in a 26-player squad for the Qantas Socceroos- upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq.

Galekovic and Vidosic are among seven Hyundai A-League players in the squad that was announced by Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck for the three crucial matches in Australia-s road to qualification for next year-s World Cup in Brazil.

The Reds duo, who have spent time training in Sydney under the watchful eye of Osieck and his assistant coach, former Reds coach Aurelio Vidmar, were rewarded for their standout Hyundai A-League 2012/13 seasons.

Galekovic is one of three goalkeepers in the squad alongside veteran Mark Schwarzer and German based Mitchell Langerak, while Vidosic will be pushing for his first international game time as a Socceroo since June 2011.

The Qantas Socceroos squad will fly out for Japan on May 26 for the June 4 encounter before returning home for the two matches against Jordan (June 11 – Melbourne) and Iraq (June 18 – Sydney) on Australian soil.

The Qantas Socceroos are currently in third position of Group B and need positive results from their remaining three matches to secure a top two place in the group to guarantee automatic qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Click here for more details.

Qantas Socceroos Squad – 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers – June 2013
NAME, Club, A-International Caps (goals)

Mark BRESCIANO, Al Gharafa, QATAR – 66 (12)
Alex BROSQUE, Al-Ain Club, UAE – 21 (5)
Tim CAHILL, New York Red Bulls, USA – 61 (27)
Robert CORNTHWAITE, Chunnam Dragons, KOREA REPUBLIC – 7 (3)
Ivan FRANJIC, Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA – 3 (0)
Eugene GALEKOVIC, Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA – 6 (0)
James HOLLAND, FK Austria Vienna, AUSTRIA – 10 (0)
Brett HOLMAN, Aston Villa FC, ENGLAND – 59 (9)
Mile JEDINAK, Crystal Palace FC, ENGLAND – 38 (3)
Josh KENNEDY, Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN – 30 (15)
Robbie KRUSE, Fortuna Dusseldorf, GERMANY – 23 (2)
Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), B.V. Borussia 09 Dortmund, GERMANY
Ryan McGOWAN, Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, CHINA PR – 3 (0)
Matthew McKAY, Changchun Yatai FC, CHINA PR – 35 (1)
Mark MILLIGAN, Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA – 19 (2)
Lucas NEILL, uncontracted – 89 (0)
Jade NORTH, Brisbane Roar FC, AUSTRALIA – 39 (0)
Tommy OAR, FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS – 7 (0)
Sasa OGNENOVSKI, Umm Salal SC, QATAR – 18 (1)
Tom ROGIC, Celtic FC, SCOTLAND – 4 (0)
Mark SCHWARZER (gk), Fulham FC, ENGLAND – 105 (0)
Archie THOMPSON, Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA – 47 (28)
Michael THWAITE, Perth Glory FC, AUSTRALIA – 11 (0)
Dario VIDOSIC, Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA – 14 (1)
Luke WILKSHIRE, FK Dinamo Moscow, RUSSIA – 75 (8)
Michael ZULLO, FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS – 10 (0)
As at 23 May 2013