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Lachlan Brook helps Australia Under-23s to Asian Cup Quarter-Finals

The details on our youth players currently on international duty

8 June 2022

Lachlan Brook played 65 minutes for Australia Under-23s as they secured themselves a place in the Quarter-Finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan with a 1-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday.

Ramy Najjarine grabbed the game's only goal from the penalty spot in the 61st minute. Australia were reduced to 10 men on 79 minutes when Tristan Hammond was shown a straight red card following a VAR check having swung an arm at opponent, Yousef Abualjazar. The side remained composed, however, to see out the win and book their place in the Quarter-Finals.

Their opponents in Saturday's Quarter-Final will be Turkmenistan Under-23s who qualified in second place from Group A.

Looking to action in Europe, there was 11 minutes from the bench for Roy Syla as he featured for Albania Under-21s as they faced England Under-21s in Chesterfield in European Under-21 Qualifying which saw the Young Lions secure their place at Euro 2023. Two goals came from Folarin Balogun and one from Cameron Archer whilst Albania were reduced to 10 men with 12 minutes to play after Armando Dobra was sent off.

The defeat leaves Albania fifth in their group, and though they now cannot qualify for the tournament, they will look to end their campaign strongly when they face Kosovo at home on Monday.


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