Congratulations Ahmed Sweedan

FFA Logo 100x100Congratulations to Ahmed Sweedan, former Hills Hawks player and coach, for being selected in the Joeys (Australian U16 team).

Joeys coach Tony Vidmar has announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming AFF Under-16 Youth Championships in Cambodia in July and August. Vidmar settled on his squad following a string of training camps since the start of 2015.

The Joeys are in Group B for the tournament in Phnom Penh, which starts at the end of July, and will take on Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar and the host nation. The 11-nation tournament will be vital preparation for the AFC Under-16 Championships, which act as qualifiers for the Under-17 World Cup.

"It will give the players their first experience of playing international football in Asia and give them a good idea of what they'll be up against in the qualifiers," Technical Director Peter de Roo said. "We will continue to build on the work we have been doing with these players in camps throughout the year."

The top four nations at the AFC Under-16 tournament will progress to the Under-17 World Cup to be held in Chile in October. The Joeys departed Sydney on July 25 for the AFF Under-16 Youth Championships, with their first match against the hosts Cambodia five days later.

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