Socceroos stars hail performance of Matthew Spiranovic

Courtesy:  Geelong Advertiser

CRAIG Moore’s retirement was always going to leave a gaping hole in the Socceroos’ backline but Geelong’s Matthew Spiranovic reckons he is up to filling it.
The 22-year-old has been viewed by many as one half of Australia’s central defence for the next decade.
Injury and a lack of first team football thwarted his [...]

Socceroo Matthew Spiranovic part of Pim Verbeek’s World Cup plans

Author:  Bradley Green        Courtesy:  Geelong Advertiser
SOCCEROOS coach Pim Verbeek said Geelong youngster Matthew Spiranovic is in the running to fill the central defender’s position along side captain Lucas Neill in the side’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Spiranovic was yesterday named in a 30-man Socceroos squad for the matches against Qatar (Doha, June 7), Bahrain (Sydney, June [...]

The Olyroos and Matthew Spiranovic at the Olympics

It is now only hours away before the opening game for the Olyroos in the 2008 Olympic Games.
North Geelong Warriors would like to extend their best wishes to the Olyroos during their 2008 Olympic campaign.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the green and gold to show the world that we are a real force in [...]

Geelong’s Matthew Spiranovic puts his case in dead-rubber loss

Author: Roy Hay   Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
IT takes a visit to Sydney, one of Australia’s most Asian cities, to realise how much the world game has impinged on popular consciousness. 
 
Last night’s match between the Socceroos and China may have been, in tennis terms, a dead rubber but 70,054 fans turned up to cheer the two sides.
We had [...]

Geelong’s Matthew Spiranovic wants to play with Socceroos against China

Author: Bradley Green      Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
MATTHEW Spiranovic has sweated it out on the training track over the past month in Qatar and Dubai to earn the opportunity to play for the Socceroos tomorrow night.
The [North] Geelong soccer star is hoping all his hard work will be rewarded by coach Pim Verbeek with an appearance – at [...]

Geelong soccer star Matthew Spiranovic tipped to play for Socceroos against China

Author: Bradley Green      Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
NORTH GEELONG soccer star Matthew Spiranovic is on the verge of making his first “official” appearance for the Socceroos.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has named Spiranovic in his squad of 18 for Sunday’s World Cup qualifying dead rubber against China in Sydney. Australia has already secured progression to the next stage of [...]

Spiranovic out to win Olyroos spot at training camp

Author:  Bradley Green      Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
NORTH GEELONG soccer star Matthew Spiranovic is a step closer to his dream of representing Australia at this year’s Beijing Olympics.
Spiranovic and Jan Juc’s Adrian Leijer will attend two Olyroos’ training camps, one this week and one later this month, from which coach Graham Arnold will choose his final squad to [...]

North Geelong’s Josip Skoko in line to return to Croatian club Hajduk Split

Author:  Michael Auciello  Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
JOSIP Skoko is likely to return to where his overseas career began, with the [North] Geelong soccer export likely to sign with Croatian club Hajduk Split in the next week.
The 32-year-old was released from his English Premier League club Wigan last month, and has been in discussions with three European-based clubs.
Skoko’s [...]

Socceroos lay out the welcome Matt for Spiranovic

North Geelong SC along with all its members and supporters exends a warm congratulations to Matthew Spiranovic.
On Friday night, Spiranovic made his first appearance for the Socceroos in Australia’s 1-0 win over Ghana in Sydney.  The 20-year-old, who plays with German side FC Nuremberg, came on as a substitute in the 65th minute. 
The North Geelong [...]

Spiranovic’s New Year’s resolution

Author: Brad Green           Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
The Olyroos’ Beijing Olympics campaign in August is his main priority, but Spiranovic also hopes to be involved with the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying campaign that starts against Qatar in Melbourne next month.
The 19-year-old flies back to Germany today after enjoying a Christmas break at his parents’ Highton home and said [...]