Roar player named in Socceroos


Mitch Nichols from the Brisbane Roar has been selected for a second time in his career to join the Socceroos.

Matt Warren reports.

TRANSCRIPT

The Roar have kicked yet another goal with in-form mid-fielder Mitch Nicholas being called up to play for the Socceroes.

Nicholas will be in the squad that takes on Oman this month in the World Cup Qualifier.

Mitch Nicholas, Brisbane Roar: “I was actually at training and we were in a meeting and my phone rang and I had to call them back after. I pretty much wanted to come into the changing room and tell everyone but I had to keep my lips shut. You know it was a pretty hard thing to do.”

Roar Coach, Ange Postecoglou started the season by daring the team – who’d lost a number of star recruits – to continue last season’s 28 game winning streak.

With a for and against record of 12 goals to one this season, and a seven to one shalacking of Adelaide over the weekend, it appears the challenge laid down by Postecoglou to his players is certainly doing the trick.

In rugby league, the Kangooroos are preparing for their match with England at Wembley on Saturday to secure a place in the Four Nations final.

Greg Inglis, who is keen to play for his country after missing out last year through injury, will step into the team to replace hurt centre Willie Tonga.

Meanwhile, teammates Billy Slater and Cameron Smith will both go head to head tonight for the International Federation’s player of the year award.

Matt Warren, QUT News.


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