Glory duo in frame to face Kiwis


Glory duo Brandon Wilson and Nick D’Agostino have been named in the Australia Under-23 squad for next month’s two-match series against New Zealand.

Gary van Egmond’s side will face their trans-Tasman rivals in Wollongong on September 6th and Campbelltown three days later as part of their preparation for January’s 2020 AFC U-23 Championship which serves as the final round of qualifying for the Olympic Games.

United v Glory - Nick D'Agostino

Should they finish in the top three at the tournament which is to be held in Thailand, the Olyroos will be Tokyo-bound  and van Egmond is delighted at the opportunity to have some additional contact with his young charges 

“This squad is starting to spend a lot of valuable time together, after the qualification tournament in March in Cambodia, these games in New South Wales and more planned before the end of the year, we think we will be well placed once the Olympic qualifiers come around,” he said.

“The majority of our squad stems from the Hyundai A-League and it gives these young players an opportunity to continue to work towards a goal we have set, the first qualification at the Olympics for an Australian men’s team since 2008.”


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