Four Greek Australian youngsters make it into Tony Vidmar’s Joeys side

Joeys fall short

Undinese recruit Panos Armenakas (center bottom) made the squad.

Flanked by some strong Greek Australian talent, the Joeys have finished the Nike International friendlies tournament with three out of three losses, most recently losing to England 2-1.

It follows two more defeats against Brazil and the USA, despite some positive play.

Four out of the eleven playing in the US friendlies were talented Greek Australians, with Panos Armenakas, Kosta Petratos, Peter Kekeris and Perry Fotakopoulos making an impact in the team’s last match.

The Joeys drastically improved from the 4-0 thrashing against Brazil earlier in the week, and were able to equalise after being one goal down thanks to some expert footwork by Peter Kekeris who set up the goal for Cameron Joice.

Sadly, with another goal by England, there wasn’t enough time to give the Aussies a chance to equalise again.

Despite the losses, coach Tony Vidmar should be happy with the team’s efforts. Losing to some of the worlds best isn’t such a bad thing, and is great preparation for next year’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile.

source: Neos Kosmos

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