Osieck urges young guns to take chance

June 4, 2011
By Liam FitzGibbon
Australian coach Holger Osieck has thrown down the gauntlet to his fringe players, urging them to use Sunday's clash with New Zealand to prove they should be Socceroos regulars.

While Sunday's match at Adelaide Oval and a clash with Serbia in Melbourne on Tuesday are friendlies by name, they won't be by nature, with the German coach confirming he will use them to see if a host of new faces are up to Socceroos standard, ahead of the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in September.
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