Former Players Wrap: 11/11/13

Headlines: – Four former (6 all up including current) Brisbane Players in Socceroos squad for Costa Rica Friendly.
– Kosta Barbarouses part of New Zealand squad aiming for a place in Brazil 2014 in their playoff with Mexico.
– Issey Nakajima-Farran is a free agent having left Alki Larnaca at the end of last season, and has been recalled to Canada’s squad for this months internationals.
– Yuji Takahashi made just his 2nd appearance in the Kyoto squad for the season, however he’s still yet to play a single minute as he was an unused sub.
– Ognenovski sent off for 2nd time this season in Qatari Stars League

Transfer news:
Issey Nakajima- Farran is actually a free agent and is no longer contracted to Cypriot side Alki Larnaca after he left the club following the end of the 2012-13 season.

International:
Australia:

Michael Zullo, Dario Vidosic, Tommy Oar and Robbie Kruse will be joined in Socceroos camp by current Brisbane players Matt McKay and Ivan Franjic for next week’s international against Costa Rica. The match is also former Brisbane boss Ange Postecoglou’s first in charge of the national team.

New Zealand:
Kosta Barbarouses is apart of the New Zealand squad that is currently in L.A preparing for their World Cup 2014 playoff with Mexico. The first leg at the Azteca is on November 14 with the return leg in Wellington on November 20.

Canada:
Issey Nakajima-Farran has been recalled to the Canadian squad for this months internationals against Czech Republic and Slovenia on November 15 and 19 respectively.

Europe:
Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)
Champions League:

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen
2nd in Champions League Group A (After 4 of 6 games)
Robbie came on late in stoppage time.

Bundesliga:
Bayer Leverkusen 5-3 HSV Hamburg
3rd in German Bundesliga (After 12 rounds)
Robbie started on the bench, coming on with just 7 minutes remaining.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 Sandhausen
9th in German 2.Bundesliga (After 14 rounds)
Ben wasn’t in the squad, instead playing 90 minutes for Fortuna Düsseldorf II in the Regionalliga West.

Netherlands:
Eredivise:
Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)

Vitesse 3-1Utrecht
13th in Dutch Eredivise (After 13 rounds)
Tommy started and played the full 90 minutes in what appears to be a slightly different formation playing on the left hand side of a midfield trio.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
PEC Zwolle 1-1 FC Twente
7th in Dutch Eredivise (After 13 rounds)
Nijland started on the bench and came on with 13 minutes remaining.

Switzerland:
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)

7th in Swiss Super League (After 14 Rounds)

Luzern 1-0 Sion
Schweizer Pokal 3rd Round.
Dario played a full game in the loss.

Romania:
Michael Baird (FC Universitatea Craiova)

Universitatea Craiova 0-0 Targu Mures
6th in Romanian Liga II table (After 11 rounds).
Baird started, and was substituted after 81 minutes.

Asia:
Japan:
Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Kyoto Sanga 0-2 Gamba Osaka
3rd in J.2 League (After 40 rounds)
Yuji was actually in the squad, however he remained on the substitutes bench. Two games left and the defeat resigns Kyoto to a spot in the playoffs in order to gain promotion.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
FC Gifu 1-1 Ehime.
21st in J.2 League (After 40 rounds)
Do wasn’t involved in the game. With 2 games to play, Gifu sits second from bottom and currently holds the relegation playoff position. They’re 4 points above the automatic relegation place, and 4 points away from guaranteed safety.

China:
Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Season is over.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

4th in K-League Relegation Group
No game this weekend.

Thailand:
Rocky Visconte (Suphanburi F.C.)

Season is over.

Indonesia:
Sergio van Djik (Persib)

Season is over.

Mario Karlovic (Persebaya 1927)
Season is over.

India:
James Meyer (Pune FC)

Pune FC 1-0 Bengaluru.
2nd in I-League (After 7 Rounds)
James started on the bench on his return from injury, came on after 65 minutes and scored the only goal of the game after 71 minutes.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

6th in Arabian Gulf League (After 6 rounds)
No game this week.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
4th in Arabian Gulf League (After 6 Rounds)
Al Jazira 3-1 Al Ain. (League Cup)
Alex started and played the full 90 minutes.

Qatar:
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Umm Salal 0-1 Al Sailiya
14th in Qatari Stars League (After 8 Rounds)
Sasa started however he was sent off for the 2nd time this season on the hour mark. After picking up a caution in the 52nd minute, before getting a 2nd just 8 minutes later.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Al Kharitiyath 1-1 Al Arabi
8th in Qatari Stars League (After 8 Rounds)
Adnan started and played the full 90 minutes.

North America:
Costa Rica:
Jean Carlos Solórzano (Puntarenas)

8th in Costa Rican Primera (After 20 games)
UCR 3-0 Puntarenas
Solórzano started for the first time this season, however was substituted after 76 minutes.

Puntarenas 1-1 Carmelita
Solórzano was an unused sub in this one.

South America:
Brazil:
Reinaldo Elias Da Costa (Operario Ferrivuario EC)

Season is over.

Australia:
A-League:
Michael Zullo, Steven Lustica and Daniel Bowles (Adelaide United)

Adelaide United 1-2 Newcastle Jets
8th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Zullo started for Adelaide and was substituted after 64 minutes, while Lustica came on at halftime. Bowles is out injured.

Liam Reddy and Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast Mariners)
Central Coast Mariners 0-1 Brisbane Roar
5th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Fitzgerald started and was substituted after 67 minutes, picking up a caution after 51’. Reddy also made his debut for his new club, making a string of solid saves.

Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca and Ross Archibald (Melbourne Heart)
Melbourne Heart 0-1 Western Sydney Wanderers
10th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Redmayne, Murdocca and Williams all started for Heart with the first two playing a full game, while Williams was substituted just after an hour. Tando remained on the bench. Meanwhile Archibald played a full game in their 2-0 derby loss in the youth league.

Mitch Nichols, Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Proia (Melbourne Victory)
Sydney FC 3-2 Melbourne Victory
3rd in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Geria and Nichols started against Sydney and played the full 90 minutes with Geria picking up a caution in the 70th minute. Kosta is away with the NZ national team. Proia meanwhile started on the bench in the youth sides 2-0 derby win, coming on with 30 minutes remaining.

Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory)
Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory
4th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Cernak wasn’t in the squad.

Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC)
Sydney FC 3-2 Melbourne Victory
7th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Jurman wasn’t in the squad instead playing in the 2-1 NYL win over Central Coast.

Tahj Minniecon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Melbourne Heart 0-1 Western Sydney Wanderers
2nd in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Tahj remained on the bench for the Wanderers, he did however get some game time against Brisbane in the NYL yesterday.

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