Former Players Wrap: 20/01/14

Headlines:
– Kruse out for the season with an ACL. World Cup in serious jeopardy
– Nichols moves to J-League side Cerezo Osaka
– Adnan scores the winning goal for Al Arabi
– Debuts for Karlovic and Dilevski in Malaysia

Transfer news:
– Mitch Nichols has moved from Melbourne Victory to Cerezo Osaka in the J-League. BeY-ORTCQAEucH8

Uncontracted:
Issey Nakajima-Farran (Last club- Alki Larnaca)
Rocky Visconte (Last club- Suphanburi)

Europe:
Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Robbie is out of the season (SMH/Getty Images)

Robbie is out of the season (SMH/Getty Images)


Bundesliga

2nd in Bundesliga (After 16 games)

Robbie is out for the season with an ACL injury.

Kwame Yeboah (Borussia Monchengladbach)
8th in Regionalliga West (After 20 Rounds)

2nd half of the season starts on February 7th with an away trip to Viktoria Koln.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
10th in 2. Bundesliga (After 19 Rounds).

They have 1 more friendly against Odd before they start the 2nd half of the season away to 1860 Munich on February 11th.

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

FC Utrecht 2-5 Feyenoord
9th in Dutch Eredivise (After 19 Rounds)
Tommy started and played 75 minutes, Sarota was an unused substitute.

KNVB Beker:
Round of 16:
They will travel to NEC Nijmegen in the ¼ finals on Thursday.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Eredivise:

PEC Zwolle 1-2 Vitesse Arnhem
11th in Dutch Eredivise (After 19 Rounds)
Nijland wasn’t in the squad.

KNVB Beker:
Round of 16:

They will host JVC Cuijk in the Quarter finals on Thursday.

Alistair Quinn (NAC Breda)
Eredivise
AZ Alkmaar 3-0 NAC Breda
12th in Dutch Eredivise (After 19 Rounds)
Quinn wasn’t in the squad.

Switzerland:
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)
Swiss Super League:

8th in Swiss Super League (After 16 Rounds)

2nd half of the season starts on February 2nd away to Zurich.

Romania:
Michael Baird (FC Universitatea Craiova)
Romanian Liga II

4th in Romanian Liga II table (After 14 rounds).
No games until the away trip to Olt Slatina on March 1st.

Asia:
Japan:
Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Season is over.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
Season is over.

China:
Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Season is over.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

Season is over.

Malaysia:
Spase Dilevski (ATM FA)
Malaysian Super League:

ATM FA 2-0 Sarawak
1st in Malaysian Super League (After 1 Round)
Not sure if Spase played, but I assume so.

Malaysian FA Cup:
They travel to Sime Darby in the first round tomorrow.

Mario Karlovic (Terengganu)
Malaysian Super League:

Terengganu 2-1 PKNS
5th in Malaysian Super League (After 1 Round)

Malaysian FA Cup:
They host Shahzan Muda in the first round tomorrow.

India:
James Meyer (Pune FC)

AFC Champions League:
Pune will play Vietnamese champions Ha Noi T&T in Round 1 of Qualifying on January 29th.

Indian Premier League:
3rd in I-League (After 10 Rounds)
No league games until February

Federation Cup:
4th in Federation Cup Group A (After 2 of 3 games)
14/01/2014- Pune 1-1 Eagles
17/01/2014- Prayag United 1-0 Pune
20/01/2014- Churchill Brothers v Pune

Meyer started both games in the cup to date, playing 90 in the first game, and 45 in the second. Their third and final group game is tonight. Pune are already eliminated.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)
Arabian Gulf League

Al Wasl 1-2 Al Jazira
10th in Arabian Gulf League (After 15 rounds)
No Milan in the squad.

UAE Presidents Cup:
Quarter Final:

Al Ain 2-2 Al Wasl. Al Ain win 9-8 on penalties. Not sure if Susak played.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Arabian Gulf League

Ajman 0-0 Al Ain
6th in Arabian Gulf League (After 15 Rounds)
Alex played 90 minutes.

UAE Presidents Cup:
Quarter Final:

Al Ain 2-2 Al Wasl. Al Ain win 9-8 on penalties. Not sure if Brosque played.

Qatar:
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Sasa is out of favour currently and has been removed from the squad, and is currently seeking a return to Australia.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Qatari Stars League

Al Sailiya 2-3 Al Arabi
3rd in Qatari Stars League (After 15 Rounds)
Adnan started played 90 minutes, and scored what turned out to be the winning goal in the 90th minute.

Iran:
Sergio van Djik (Sepahan)
Persian Gulf League

Rah Ahan 1-1 Sepahan
6th in Persian Gulf League (After 18 Rounds)
Sergio started, and was replaced on the hour.

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

8th in Costa Rican Primera (After 22 games)
Christmas break. First game back is on January 26th away to Alajuelense.

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

Season kicks off January 20th.

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

Adelaide United 1-0 Western Sydney Wanderers
5th in A-League (After 15 Rounds)
Zullo started and was replaced after half an hour with injury, while Lustica was an unused sub. No Bowles this week.

Liam Reddy and Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast Mariners)
Sydney FC 0-1 Central Coast Mariners
3rd in A-League (After 15 Rounds)
Both started- Reddy played 90, while Fitzgerald was replaced after 75.

Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca and Ross Archibald (Melbourne Heart)
Melbourne Heart 3-1 Newcastle Jets
10th in A-League (After 15 Rounds).
Redmayne, Murdocca and Williams started. Mass and Redmayne played 90, Williams played only half an hour before injury. Tando was on the bench. Both Tando and Archibald played 90 minutes in the youth league.

Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Proia (Melbourne Victory)
Wellington Phoenix 5-0 Melbourne Victory
4th A-League (After 15 Rounds)
Kosta started and played 90. Geria is away with the u/22 national team. Proia started and played 90 in the NYL, scoring a goal.

Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory)

Perth Glory 0-0 Brisbane Roar
6th in A-League (After 15 Rounds)
Isaka started and was played 55 mins before being replaced.

Vedran Janjetovic and Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC)

Sydney FC 0-1 Central Coast Mariners
8th in A-League (After 15 Rounds)
Janjetovic and Jurman played a full game.

Tahj Minniecon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Adelaide United 1-0 Western Sydney Wanderers
2nd in A-League (After 15 Rounds)
No Minniecon this week.

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