Wellington Phoenix Trio Named In Olyroos Squad

Wellington Phoenix players Reno Piscopo, Cameron Devlin and Joshua Laws have all been named in the 26-player squad that will participate in Australia’s U-23 men’s national football team training camp in Sydney over the next nine days, as announced today by Football Federation Australia (FFA).

 

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Piscopo returns as one of 11 players from the squad that helped Australia qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in January this year, when Australia secured third place at the AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand. This will be Piscopo’s 13th appearance for Australia across the U-20 and U-23 national teams, where he has scored a pair of goals.

The recently signed Laws has made six combined appearances for the Australian U-17 and U-23 sides, most recently starting for Australia - alongside Piscopo - against Thailand, during the group stage of the UFC U-23 Championship in January.

For Cameron Devlin, this will be his first call-up to the Australian national side, coming on the back of a stellar 2019/20 A-League season for the Phoenix where he led the competition in tackles made and was named the A-League Player of the Month for December 2019.

While in camp the Australia U-23 selection will play two friendly fixtures against A-League clubs – the first against Sydney FC on Thursday, 12 November 2020 (kick-off 7:00pm AEDT) at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, and the second on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 against Macarthur FC (kick-off 3:00pm AEDT) at the same venue. 

These friendly fixtures will be streamed live and free by FFA, with the games to be available via Facebook, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App. 

 

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Australia U-23 Men’s National Football Team v Sydney FC 
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah, New South Wales
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020
Kick-off: 7:00pm AEDT
Broadcast: Live via Facebook (Socceroos, Sydney FC, A-League), Kayo Sports, My Football Live App, My Football YouTube  

Australia U-23 Men’s National Football Team v Macarthur FC 
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah, New South Wales
Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Kick-off: 3:00pm AEDT
Broadcast: Live via Facebook (Socceroos, Macarthur FC, A-League), Kayo Sports, My Football Live App, My Football YouTube