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Macca makes it through

Posted: Mon 12 Nov 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk
Jamie Maclaren (r) in action for Australia

Jamie Maclaren (r) in action for Australia

Image by: Football Australia

Young Socceroos reach last four of the AFC finals and next summer's Under-20 World Cup.

Under-21 striker Jamie Maclaren will take part in next years Under-20 World Cup after Australia qualified for the finals.

The Reserve-team forward has been with the Young Socceroos as they take part in the AFC Under-19 championships in the United Arab Emirates, and progression to the semi-finals of that competition has ensured entry to next year's FIFA tournament in Turkey.

Maclaren was an unused substitute as Australia overcame Jordan 3-0 to reach the last four of the AFC championships having already progressed through their group courtesy of a win over Qatar and draws against Syria and Saudi Arabia.

Australia now face Iraq in the semi-finals on Tuesday, the other semi sees Uzbekistan meet South Korea.