Mark Rudan announces Western United squad for historic first Hyundai A-League match


Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan has announced his squad for the club’s historic inaugural Hyundai A-League game on Sunday. 

The Green and Black will travel to New Zealand’s capital to face the Phoenix in a mouth-watering round 1 clash on Sunday afternoon.

International marquees Alessandro Diamanti and Panagiotis Kone have both been named.

Besart Berisha looks set to make his A-League return, also being named in the squad of 20.

Meanwhile, Andrew Durante, Max Burgess and Filip Kurto could all potentially face their former side when the teams line up at Westpac Stadium.

Young Luke Duzel is on international duty with the Joeys.

Wellington Phoenix v Western United FC

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2. Liam MCGING, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4.Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 5. Matti STEINMANN, 6.Tim PAYNE, 7. Reno PISCOPO, 8. Cameron DEVLIN, 9. David BALL, 10. Ulises DAVILA, 11. Jaushua SOTIRIO, 13. Liberato CACACE, 14. Alex RUFER, 16. Louis FENTON, 17. Callan ELLIOT, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Callum MCCOWATT, 23. Walter SCOTT, 27. Steven TAYLOR (c), 31. Ben WAINE **2-4 to be omitted**

Unavailable: Nil

Western United FC squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk)2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott MCDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max  BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 17.Joshua CAVALLO, 18.Besart BERISHA, 19.Joshua RISDON, 20.James DELIANOV (gk), 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 24.Thiel IRADUKUNDA **2-4 to be omitted**

Unavailable: 25.Luke DUZEL  (International Duty)

Mark Rudan

Match details

Sunday, October 13 2019
Kick-off: 4.00pm AEDT
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas
VAR: Nick Waldron

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 3:30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 7 (New Zealand), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

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To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

Wellington Phoenix v Western United: match preview