Joeys into semis at AFF U-15 Championships

The Joeys celebrate a goal during a match at the AFF U-15 Championships.
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The Joeys are into the semi-finals of the AFF U-15 Youth Championships after rounding out the group stage with a win over Laos on Monday night.

Tony Vidmar’s side prevailed 3-1 to finish second in Group A behind host nation Thailand.

Against Laos, scores were locked at 1-1 at the break after Jaiden Kucharski’s goal was cancelled out by a reply from Chony Wenpaserth.

But a second-half brace from Melbourne City’s Giovanni Stellitano in the first 15 minutes after the break saw the youngsters run out comfortable winners.

The Joeys will play the winners of Group B in their semi-final, which will be decided later on Tuesday night after those nations play their final matches.

Joeys coach Tony Vidmar answers questions at the press conference.

Australia’s likely semi-final opponent will be Vietnam, with the match to be played on Thursday night.

The event is a lead up tournament to the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers which take place in September.

The 23-player Joeys squad:

First name

Surname

Club

George

Antonis

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Alexander

Bonetig

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Noah

Botic

Sydney Olympic FC

Brodie

Boyce

QAS / Brisbane Roar FC

Navarone

Darjani

Wollongong Wolves FC

Stephan

De Robillard

Marconi Stallions FC

Luke

Duzel

Melbourne City FC

Isaac

Hovar

Marconi Stallions FC

Oliver

Kalac

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Birkan

Kirdar

Melbourne Victory FC

Jaiden

Kucharski

Sydney FC

Thomas

Main

Sydney FC

Dalibor

Markovic

Marconi Stallions FC

Mark

Natta

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Trent

Ostler

Perth Glory FC

Adam

Pavlesic

Sydney FC

Lachlan

Sepping

Marconi Stallions FC

Jamie

Signorello

SA NTC

Jack

Simmons

Emerging Jets FC

Giovanni

Stellitano

Melbourne City FC

Ryan

Teague

Sydney FC

Joshua

Varga

Nunawading City FC

Riley

Warland

Perth Glory FC

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