The Qantas Joeys will take part in a Four-Nations tournament in Peru next week as it prepares for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship to be held in the same South American nation in September.
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SBS
21 Jul 2005 - 7:43 PM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2012 - 11:12 AM

The Qantas Joeys will take part in a Four-Nations tournament in Peru next week as it prepares for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship to be held in the same South American nation in September.



The Australians will face Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador in the tournament before a final tour match against Peru.



"This tour will provide excellent preparation for the players and staff," said National Youth Coach Ange Postecoglou.



"All the matches will be against quality opposition and will also give all squad members experience of the conditions that we can expect in September."



The Qantas Joeys have been drawn in a tough group for the FIFA U-17 World Championship and will face European Champions Turkey, South American qualifiers Uruguay as well as Mexico. The tournament will be held in Peru from 16 September until 2 October.



The squad to tour Peru is:



Goalkeepers

Alex Vrteski (WA)

Daniel Ireland (NSW)



Defenders

Jamie Cumming (VIC)

Matt Spiranovic (VIS)

Wade Oostendorp (Sydney FC, NSW)

David D?Apuzzo (NSW)

Scott Weidenbach (SA)

Omar Hamid (QLD)



Midfielders

Leigh Broxham (VIC)

Matt Mullen (SA)

Brendan Maroney (NSW)

Kaz Patafta (ACT)

Joel Allwright (SA)

Scott Gannon (SA)

Michael Zullo (QLD)



Forwards

David Williams (QLD)

Robbie Kruse (QLD)

Daniel Miller (NSW)

Corey Slevin (QLD)

Ben Vidaic (NSW)



Stand-by players

Daniel Visevic (VIC)

Rostyn Griffiths (WA)

Jason Naidovski (NSW)

Shanon Lancini (QLD)





The tour schedule is:



JULY 24 - tournament

1pm: Australia v Costa Rica

3pm: Peru v Ecuador



JULY 26 - tournament

1pm: Ecuador v Costa Rica

3pm; Australia v Peru



JULY 28 - tournament

1pm: Australia v Ecuador

3pm: Peru v Costa Rica



JULY 30

Australia v Peru - international match