Gombau finalises Foxtel A-League All Stars squad

Newcastle Jets goal keeper Mark Birighitti, Perth Glory midfielder Youssouf Hersi, Central Coast midfielder Nick Montgomery and Wellington Phoenix Manny Muscat are the final players to be added to the 2014 FOXTEL A-League All Stars squad for the upcoming match against Serie A champions Juventus at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 10 August 2014.

Great seats for the match are still available. Go to www.a-leagueallstars.com.au/tickets for details.

FOXTEL A-League All Stars Head Coach Josep Gombau believes that he now has a group of players that will be able to compete against the current Italian Serie A champions.

“I'm satisfied with the squad that we have to play against Juventus,” Gombau said. “It will be a great experience for all the players and coaches that are involved and I want everybody to enjoy this ‘football party’.”

“The most important part of the event for the players is to allow the fans to enjoy this fantastic game. Juventus is one of the best teams in the world at the moment. I want everybody to appreciate the opportunity we have and work hard every single minute they are on the field.

“I want to say thank you to FFA for bringing this match here to Australia and also to the fans for the support to myself and the players who have been selected.”

In addition to the finalisation of the FOXTEL A-League All Stars playing squad, Football Federation Australia today also confirmed the Coaching staff that will support Gombau for this historic match.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Phil Moss has been named as Gombau’s assistant coach with Peter Blazincic from Adelaide United as the goal keeper coach.

Moss is excited about the prospect of working with Gombau to prepare the FOXTEL A-League All Stars for their challenge against the Bianconeri.

“It’s a great honour to be hand-picked by Josep and FFA in this position for this historic match,” Moss said. “To be able to help prepare the best of the Hyundai A-League to face such an iconic club as Juventus was too good an opportunity to pass up.

“Personally, I want to learn as much as possible from my involvement with the FOXTEL A-League All Stars and then apply those learnings when I return to my club.

“I would also like to thank the Central Coast Mariners club and my players for their understanding to allow me to take this position and I will be repay their confidence by returning as a better coach as a result of my experience.”

The FOXTEL A-League All Stars will meet Juventus at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 10 August with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally.

For all the news on the FOXTEL A-League All Stars, visit www.a-leagueallstars.com.au

FOXTEL A-League All Stars squad (as at 23 July 2014)

Player

Club

Alessandro Del Piero

uncontracted

Marcelo Carrusca

Adelaide United

Eugene Galekovic

Adelaide United

Thomas Broich

Brisbane Roar

Matt Smith

Brisbane Roar

Nick Montgomery

Central Coast Mariners

Josh Rose

Central Coast Mariners

Storm Roux

Central Coast Mariners

David Williams

Melbourne City

Besart Berisha

Melbourne Victory

Gui Finkler

Melbourne Victory

Mark Birighitti

Newcastle Jets

Youssouf Hersi

Perth Glory

Ali Abbas

Sydney FC

Bernie Ibini

Sydney FC

Sasa Ognenovski

Sydney FC

Manny Muscat

Wellington Phoenix

Albert Riera

Wellington Phoenix

Tomi Juric

Western Sydney Wanderers

Matthew Spiranovic

Western Sydney Wanderers

as at 23 July 2014

Coaching & Administrative Staff

POSITION

NAME

Club/Organisation

Head Coach

Josep Gombau

Adelaide United

Assistant Coach

Phil Moss

Central Coast Mariners

Goalkeeping Coach

Peter Blazincic

Adelaide United

Team Operations Manager

Simon Roberts

FFA

Assistant Team Manager

Phil Watson

FFA

Equipment/Logistics Manager

Vito Basile

FFA

Fan/Community Engagement

Rob Squillacioti/Matt Phelan

FFA

Media Manager

Michelle Tobin

Brisbane Roar

Assistant. Media Manager

Gerard Laws

Newcastle Jets

Digital Content Manager

Ben Coonan

FFA

Social Media Manager

Brian Gibson

FFA

Doctor

Trevor Law

FFA National Teams

Physiotherapist

Nino La Scala

FFA National Teams

Massage Therapist

Martin Felice

FFA National Teams

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