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25/06/2013 09:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Profile: Oz All Stars

The Reds will face the Australian A-League All Stars in their one and only match in Australia as part of Tour 2013 presented by Aon...

Date
Saturday 20 July 2013. KO: 19:30 local time, 10:30 BST.

Location
ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

Tickets
All tickets have now been sold.

The opposition
The All Stars' 15-man squad was cut down from an initial shortlist of 35 after more than 30,000 supporters cast their votes and an expert panel, including All Stars coach Ange Postecoglou, had their say. The squad is subject to change and will eventually contain 18 players, with some of the initial choices expected to be unavailable due to injury, international commitments and transfers. Japanese midfielder Shinji Ono is on the provisional list, as is German Thomas Broich and veteran Australian striker Archie Thompson. The current 15-man squad features: Ante Covic, Mathew Ryan; Pedj Bojic, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Trent Sainsbury, Patrick Zwaanswijk, Adama Traore; Shinji Ono, Thomas Broich, Mark Milligan, Youssouf Hersi, Michael McGlinchey, Archie Thompson; Alessandro Del Piero, Marco Rojas.

Head coach
A two-time Hyundai A-league Championship winning manager and former Australia national youth team manager, Ange Postecoglou is one of Australia’s most respected coaches. Ange spent his formative years as a player for South Melbourne in the NSL, earning 4 caps for the Socceroos between 1986 and 1988. He got his first break in management at South Melbourne in 1996 and stayed there until 2000 when he took the team to that year’s FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil to face the Reds. In the same year, Postecoglou was announced as head coach of the Young Socceroos. Following a seven-year period in charge of the Socceroos development squad Ange spent a short spell managing Greek side Panachiaki before taking the reins at Brisbane Roar in October 2009. He quickly turned them into one of the most entertaining Hyundai A-League sides and won both the Premiers Plate and the Championship in his first season. Australian football records soon began to fall - under his stewardship Roar went 36 games undefeated, breaking the all-time Australian football code record for longest undefeated sporting run. He also led Roar to back-to-back championships. Before the start of the 2012/13 season

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