Taggart stars in Young Socceroos romp

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A hat-trick to Newcastle Jets striker Adam Taggart propelled Australia's Young Socceroos to a 5-0 win over New Zealand U20 in Wollongong on Monday.

A hat-trick to Newcastle Jets striker Adam Taggart propelled Australia's Young Socceroos to a 5-0 win over New Zealand U20 in Wollongong on Monday.

All the Young Socceroos matches at FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, plus the semi-finals and final, will be LIVE on SBS TV and streamed online on TWG.

Fresh from a training camp in Europe, which featured a 3-1 loss to Netherlands and a 2-2 draw with Germany, Paul Okon's team was too strong for the Junior All Whites, with goals to Jamie McLaren and Ryan Edwards sealing the result.

Of concern to Okon may be a second half injury to Terry Antonis, who limped from the field with a thigh strain.

Boasting a squad that features 15 A-League players, Australia will contest the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey from 21 June - 13 July.

The Young Socceroos will fly to Turkey on Tuesday 11 June to hold their final pre-tournament training camp in Antalya from 12-17 June, where they will play their final international friendly match prior to the tournament against the Chile U-20 national team on Tuesday 18 June (AEST).

The Young Socceroos will then move to their tournament base camp in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon to prepare for their opening match against Colombia on 23 June AEST. Their second match of the tournament will be against El Salvador on 26 June AEST before their final group match against Turkey on 29 June AEST with the matches to be played in Trabzon (Colombia & Turkey) and Rize (El Salvador).

The opening match of the tournament will see Cuba play Korea Republic on Saturday 22 June AEST in Kayseri.

The Young Socceroos qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 having made the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates last year.

Source SBS