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The groups for the qualifiers of the U23 AFC championship have been announced.

Australia
Myanmar
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong

All matches will be played in Chinese Taipei. Qualification rounds will be played between 23–31 March 2015.
The top side from each of the 10 groups will qualify along with the 5 best placed 2nd placed sides joining host Qatar in the tournament proper.
The tournament itself will take place between 12–30 January 2016. The three top placed side from the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics Football tournament

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Stuckey wrote:The groups for the qualifiers of the U23 AFC championship have been announced.

Australia
Myanmar
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong

All matches will be played in Chinese Taipei. Qualification rounds will be played between 23–31 March 2015.
The top side from each of the 10 groups will qualify along with the 5 best placed 2nd placed sides joining host Qatar in the tournament proper.
The tournament itself will take place between 12–30 January 2016. The three top placed side from the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics Football tournament
We shouldn't concede a goal in that group.

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wizard wrote:
Stuckey wrote:The groups for the qualifiers of the U23 AFC championship have been announced.

Australia
Myanmar
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong

All matches will be played in Chinese Taipei. Qualification rounds will be played between 23–31 March 2015.
The top side from each of the 10 groups will qualify along with the 5 best placed 2nd placed sides joining host Qatar in the tournament proper.
The tournament itself will take place between 12–30 January 2016. The three top placed side from the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics Football tournament
We shouldn't concede a goal in that group.
Myanmar have improved as a footballing nation. But as you say it really should be a breeze.

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Stuckey wrote:
wizard wrote:
Stuckey wrote:The groups for the qualifiers of the U23 AFC championship have been announced.

Australia
Myanmar
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong

All matches will be played in Chinese Taipei. Qualification rounds will be played between 23–31 March 2015.
The top side from each of the 10 groups will qualify along with the 5 best placed 2nd placed sides joining host Qatar in the tournament proper.
The tournament itself will take place between 12–30 January 2016. The three top placed side from the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics Football tournament
We shouldn't concede a goal in that group.
Myanmar have improved as a footballing nation. But as you say it really should be a breeze.
You'd bloody well hope so. This group is akin to what we would have gotten in Oceania.
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The trouble is that anything can happen in these 'under-age' tournaments.
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No excuses if dont easily top this group, otherwise let the sackings begin.
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Olyroos' Asian cup qualifiers kick off tonight as the road to Rio begins.
Olyroos squad for AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers - Group F

Mustafa AMINI
Borussia Dortmund, Germany
George BLACKWOOD
Sydney FC, Australia
Josh BRILLANTE
Empoli, Italy
Corey BROWN
Brisbane Roar, Australia
Cameron BURGESS
Ross County, Scotland
Daniel DE SILVA
Perth Glory, Australia
James DONACHIE
Brisbane Roar, Australia
Jack DUNCAN (gk)
Perth Glory, Australia
Ryan EDWARDS
Reading FC, England
Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO
Swansea FC, England
Scott GALLOWAY
Melbourne Victory, Australia
Jason GERIA
Melbourne Victory, Australia
John HALL (gk)
Adelaide United, Australia
Andrew HOOLE
Newcastle Jets, Australia
Jackson IRVINE
Ross County, Scotland
Aaron LENNOX (gk)
Queens Park Rangers, England
Jamie MACLAREN
Perth Glory, Australia
Connor PAIN
Melbourne Victory, Australia
Brad SMITH
Liverpool, England
Jaushua SOTORIO
Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia
Adam TAGGART
Fulham FC, England
Steven UGARKOVIC
NK Osijek, Croatia
Ryan WILLIAMS
Fulham FC, England

27 March 2015
Australia v Hong Kong
National Stadium, Kaohsiung City
4:00pm local time
7:00pm AEDT

29 March 2015
Chinese Taipei v Australia
National Stadium, Kaohsiung City
7:00pm
10:00pm AEDT

31 March 2015
Australia v Myanmar
National Stadium, Kaohsiung City
4:00pm
7:00pm AEDT
Read more at http://www.under23s.footballaustralia.c ... RGG8Kxj.99

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http://under23s.footballaustralia.com.a ... 2a6xvr5nun

Another big win but given the opposition should have been expected.

As long as the lads don't lose to Myanmar they will qualify for the AFC U23 championships. Although even if they do lose narrowly they'll still be a good chance of making the tournament as the top 5 second placed sides qualify as well.

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http://under23s.footballaustralia.com.a ... oe4rrgj0rl

So the lads have qualified. 5-1 win over Myanmar who were the 2nd strongest side in the group.

So that means Australia makes the AFC U23 Championships in Qatar next year in January and the top three placed sides qualify for the Olympics!

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Olyroos Squad for Turkey and FYR Macedonia matches 4-7 September 2015
Jack DUNCAN (Randers FC, Denmark), Jason GERIA (Melbourne Victory FC), Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO (Swansea FC, England), James DONACHIE (Brisbane Roar FC) Milos DEGENEK (1860 Munich, Germany), Joshua BRILLANTE (Empoli, Italy), Andrew HOOLE (Sydney FC), Ryan EDWARDS (Uncontracted), Jamie MACLAREN (Brisbane Roar FC), Mustafa AMINI (Randers FC, Denmark), Connor PAIN (Melbourne Victory FC) John HALL (Adelaide United FC), Brandon BORRELLO (Brisbane Roar FC), Terry ANTONIS (PAOK FC, Greece), Scott GALLOWAY (Melbourne Victory FC), Steven UGARKOVIC (NK Osijek, Croatia), Daniel DE SILVA (Roda JC Kerkrade, Netherlands), Paul IZZO (Central Coast Mariners FC), Cameron BURGESS (Fulham FC, England), Riley WOODCOCK (Sydney FC), Chris IKONOMIDIS (SS Lazio, Italy), Adam TAGGART (Fulham FC, England), Brad SMITH (Uncontracted).

MATCH DETAILS
Turkey U21 v Australia U22
4 September 2015
Kasimpasa Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium, stanbul, Turkey
Kick-Off: 8.30pm (local) (3:30am AEST, 5 Sept)

Macedonia U21 v Australia U22
7 September 2015
FF Macedonia Training Centre – Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Kick-Off: TBC (local)
Read more at http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/art ... q3fDCx9.99

Pretty decent squad there.
Nice to see the euro lads coming in. Especially Degenek who I think has been of interest to Croatia, who he can also represent.

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First game was a win in Turkey 1-0, second was a lose in Macedonia 3-1. Nice to see Taggart back on the scoresheet.

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Who is Taggart playing for now - I thought it was Ross County but he's not on their 1st team list?
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Old Master wrote:Who is Taggart playing for now - I thought it was Ross County but he's not on their 1st team list?
He's on loan with Dundee I think it is.

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14 January 2016
Australia V United Arab Emirates

17 January 2016
Vietnam V Australia

20 January 2016
Jordan V Australia
Draw for the AFC U23 championship has been announced.
Not a terrible group. UAE should be the toughest test.

This tournament is also qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. The two nations that make the final and the third place play off winner all make it to Rio.

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Best olyroos squad for awhile imo

Especially in terms of football ability


Still probably lose but hey

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BruceLee wrote:Best olyroos squad for awhile imo

Especially in terms of football ability


Still probably lose but hey
True it is a good squad. Finally some young proven scorers coming thru. I think UAE will be the toughest test. We should progress.

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14 January 2016
Australia V United Arab Emirates

17 January 2016
Vietnam V Australia

20 January 2016
Jordan V Australia
Draw for the AFC U23 championship has been announced.
Not a terrible group. UAE should be the toughest test.

This tournament is also qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. The two nations that make the final and the third place play off winner all make it to Rio.
so 4 groups of 4. top from each group go through to semi's or top 2 from each group go through for qtr final stages?
Im closer than you think

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FoundIt wrote:
Stuckey wrote:
14 January 2016
Australia V United Arab Emirates

17 January 2016
Vietnam V Australia

20 January 2016
Jordan V Australia
Draw for the AFC U23 championship has been announced.
Not a terrible group. UAE should be the toughest test.

This tournament is also qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. The two nations that make the final and the third place play off winner all make it to Rio.
so 4 groups of 4. top from each group go through to semi's or top 2 from each group go through for qtr final stages?
Top 2 go thru to QFs.

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The battle for one of Asia’s three berths at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicks off on Tuesday evening, with Australian hopes appearing to suffer a blow following the late withdrawal of Chris Ikonomidis.
Read more at http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/olyr ... HoX9gBi.99

Disappointing but not surprising.

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Will these Olympic qualifiers be on TV?

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Con M wrote:Will these Olympic qualifiers be on TV?
No :cry:

Most of the games are in the middle of the night though.

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http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtu ... tchsummary

Bad start. 0-1 loss to UAE with the lone goal coming in the 85th min from a Gallifuoco own goal.

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The Olyroos dominated possession at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha, but they couldn't make their 59 per cent count in a match which offered few chances.
http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/ ... -23-opener

Same old story it sounds like.

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Stuckey wrote:http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtu ... tchsummary

Bad start. 0-1 loss to UAE with the lone goal coming in the 85th min from a Gallifuoco own goal.
Oh, hell. Can't slip up against Jordan now or we're out. Would be such a shame again, after not being on the main stage at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Con M wrote:
Stuckey wrote:http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtu ... tchsummary

Bad start. 0-1 loss to UAE with the lone goal coming in the 85th min from a Gallifuoco own goal.
Oh, hell. Can't slip up against Jordan now or we're out. Would be such a shame again, after not being on the main stage at the 2012 London Olympics.
I'm still surprised Viddie kept his job after bombing out so ineptly from the 2012 campaign not even scoring a goal in the group stage. Surely if the same thing happens 4 years later with a totally new squad he's gone.

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2-0 win over Vietnam. Back in the hunt now! Must win against Jordan to progress.

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No! Not AGAIN!

The game misses out on raising it's profile in this country AGAIN by the National Team not being at the Olympics party.

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Con M wrote:No! Not AGAIN!

The game misses out on raising it's profile in this country AGAIN by the National Team not being at the Olympics party.
Could never understand how Viddie is still in the national team set up. He is a horrible coach.

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