Qantas Australian U23s Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar has called up Central Coast Mariners defender Sam Gallagher in place of Curtis Good for the London Olympics qualifier against Iraq on Tuesday.
Qantas Australian U23s Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar has reconsidered his selection of Curtis Good for his squad following the suspension of fellow defender Aziz Behich, who picked up his second yellow card of the AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games against Iraq in Doha on Tuesday night.
Whilst he called up Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good shortly after the match against Iraq, Vidmar has now elected to bring in the more experienced Central Coast Mariners defender Sam Gallagher instead.
In the other group B match played on Wednesday night, the UAE and Uzbekistan played out a scoreless draw match of the AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games.
The Qantas Australian U23s arrived back in Sydney last night and will now prepare for their all important match against Uzbekistan at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday evening.
The teams in each group of the third round of qualifying play in a home-and-away format from 21 September 2011, to 14 March 14, 2012, with the winner of each group directly qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games Football competition.
The three second-placed teams from the third round will clash in a playoff at a centralised venue from March 25 to 29, 2012, and the winners of this group will meet the representatives of CAF (Africa) for a berth in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games match between the Qantas Australian Under 23s and Uzbekistan will be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS.