Olyroos 2002 Matches

Olyroos Matches for 2002

Written by Andre Krueger and Thomas Esamie. For more details see credits.

Slowly the dust was being blown off the Olympic team as the 2004 qualifiers draw nearer. A visit by Chilean club side Colo Colo provided an opportunity for a hit-out. Looks like the 4th official would have got sore arms from all the substitutions.
Played : 20th July Venue : Parramatta Stadium
Michael Turnbull, Jon McKain, Iain Fyfe, Michael Prentice (Aaron Goulding 55), Lucas Pantellis (Naum Sekulovski 45), Grant Last, Jade North, Ahmad Elrich (Ray Sekulovski 86), Massimo Murdocca (Matthew McKay 63), Scott Tunbridge (Alex Brosque 45), Dylan McAllister (Greg Owens 70)
0 - 1 Colo Colo
Eduardo Lobos, Braulio Leal, Louis Mena, Alonzo Zuniga, Marcello Espina (Marcello Baticciotto 72), Ignacio Quinteros (Nicholas Tagliani 69), Raul Munoz, Fransisco Huaiquipan, Rodolfo Madrid, Miguel Aceval, Miguel Riffo
Goal : Riffo 49
Referee : Matthew Breeze
Linesmen : John Bowdler, Stewart Lockrey
Attendance : 4500

Two matches against Colo Colo were scheduled and I'm sure both were played, but I don't know the score of this one.
Played : 24th July Venue : Canberra Stadium
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Having picked mostly local players for the games against Colo Colo Frank Farina tested his overseas players in a camp (with 2 matches) based in Germany. The first match was against the Bayer Leverkusen youth side. The last Australian goal was probably scored by Gareth Edds according to reports but is officially credited to Richard Garcia.
Played : 5th September Venue : Leverkusen, Ulrich Haberland Stadium
Bayer Leverkusen
Frank Juric (Adler 46), Anel Dzaka, Thomas Kleine, Coupek (Öztürk 55), Meier (Ewertz 46), Hüzeyfe Dogan, Jerat (Dittrich 46), Kruse (Ojigwe 46), Müller (Thönes 46), Thomas Brdaric, Sebastian Schoof
Goals : Brdaric 10, Dzaka 17, Dogan 49, Schoof 62, Kleine 66
5 - 3 Australia
Jess Kedwell-Vanstrattan (Clint Davies 63), Adrian Madaschi (Mark Byrnes 70), Ljubo Milicevic, Patrick Kisnorbo, Gareth Edds, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Spase Dilevski, Richard Garcia (Carl Valeri 70), Scott McDonald, Nick Carle (Brett Holman 70), Mark Tsoirlas (Luke Wilkshire 12)
Goals : Garcia 19, 67, Carle 42
Squad listing

Everything up until this point suggested that Australia was going to be playing its second match against Cameroon. Then when the press release came out they had just played the full Mannheim side from the 2nd Bundesliga. The apparent cause was visa problems for the Cameroon players, so an alternative match was hastily arranged.
Played : 7th September Venue : Bitburg, Germany
SV Waldhof Mannheim

(lineup unknown)
0 - 1 Australia
Jess Kedwell-Vanstrattan, Adrian Madaschi, Ljubo Milicevic, Patrick Kisnorbo, Carl Valeri, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Luke Wilkshire, Spase Dilevski, Richard Garcia, Brett Holman (Mark Tsoirlas 52), Nick Carle
Goal : Carle 80
Squad listing Match report from Soccer Australia