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Folami Could Win Cap
Friday, 15th Nov 2019 11:04

Blues striker Ben Folami could win his second Australia U23s cap this morning when the Olyroos take on hosts China in their opening game at a friendly tournament in Chongqing (KO 11.30am).

The 19-year-old seems most likely to be a sub having only joined up with the squad yesterday after playing the full 90 minutes for the Blues in Tuesday’s 1-0 Leasing.com Trophy tie at Colchester.

Speaking after that match the Sydney-born frontman said he was expecting to play two matches while away.

“It’ll be very hectic,” he said. “I fly out [Wednesday], I get there on Thursday their time, then I have two games to play and then I’ll be back. I’m only there for four or five days, so it’s a long way to go. But I’m very happy to do it, so it’s OK.

“The games are ahead of the AFC U23 tournament in January, which is in Thailand and that’s to qualify for the Olympics.

“That is the next goal for me national team-wise, so to do well in this camp and then for them to call me up in January for that, that would be great.”

Today’s match is being streamed live here. The Australian youngsters subsequently face North Korea on Sunday and Lithuania on Tuesday.

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