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Edinburgh still fresh in the mind – the Socceroos must

Bresciano now performs his club soccer in Qatar, but pitted his wits versus del Piero’s Juventus many times during his Serie A days with Empoli, louis vuitton outlet Palermo and Lazio, and he is a huge admirer of “Pinturicchio” (the little painter).

“I think as a player, he can still perform, even at 37,” said Bresciano, speaking in Beirut, where he is preparing for the friendly international from Lebanon on Friday morning (EST).

“When he came off the bench last season for Juve, he changed games and scored goals. He’s also a good man – a good pro, who will take it seriously.”

With del Piero set to decide where his future lies in the next 24 hours, Bresciano has had his own dramas in making the switch from Al Nasser in the UAE to Al Gharafa in the Qatar Stars League.

Middle Eastern media is reporting his former club claim he left them without permission, with legal advisor, Eiz Aldeian, stating Bresciano remains under contract with Al Nasser. But Bresciano isn’t too concerned.

“I left on good terms, but I think they are possibly looking at getting more money for me. Al Gharafa paid the agreed fee, and I have the ITC (International Transfer Clearance), so I’m officially transferred,” he said.

Bresciano has only been able to spend a week training with his new club at a pre-season camp in Germany before heading off on international duty.

But he already feels at home, with his new coach, Paulo Silas, well aware of his ability. Silas also spent part of his playing career in Italy (with Sampdoria) before trying his hand in Asia – a move Bresciano feels has helped his international career.

“I had one year left at Lazio, but I don’t regret Tienda louis vuitton – outlet louis vuitton online – marca louis vuitton leaving one bit. There is less stress in the Middle East, on and off the park. Having an Louis Vuitton Outlet is professional Louis Vuitton Sale Online Store, Louis Vuitton Handbags Hot Sale! international break was the best thing I’ve done – I’ve extended my career by giving my injuries more time to heal. The only thing I regret is missing the Asian Cup campaign in 2011,” he said.

See the Socceroos take on Lebanon at 3.30am (EST) on September 7 and Jordan at 2.00am (EST) on September 12, both Live and Exclusive and in High Definition on Fox Sports.

Australia have certainly reaped the benefits of his return. Outstanding in the last few internationals, he scored a gem of a goal in louis vuitton outlet Edinburgh in August – one of the few highlights of an otherwise insipid team performance.

But was it his best goal for his country?

“The one vs Uruguay (in 2005) was the most important, but I’d place the Scotland one level with the scissor kick goal I scored versus Bahrain a few years ago. On both occasions as soon as you kick the ball you just know – the timing was perfect,” said Bresciano.

It appears Bresciano will line up for what will be his 63rd cap against Lebanon, where Mark Schwarzer is likely to win his 100th cap. Matt McKay and Tim Cahill look set to return.

Neither Brett Holman nor Jade North trained on Tuesday (EST) – but only as a precautionary measure, after being involved in weekend club action. The stadium Louis Vuitton Outlet, Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags/Handbags/Purses Outlet Online Sale in the port city of Saida is a switch from the original venue in central Beirut, louis vuitton bags brought about by a virus to Offer Louis Vuitton Outlet Online,Louis Vuitton Purses Outlet the grass in the Camille Chamoun Stadium.

The pitch at the Saida International Stadium, which sits right on the Mediterranean Sea, isn’t much better in truth, and the crowd may be lower than expected because the Soceroos aren’t the only big name in town that night – the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are playing a sold-out beachside gig in Beirut.

But after four matches without a win – and a pretty scratchy performance in Edinburgh still fresh in the mind – the Socceroos must start hitting the right notes, ahead of the vital 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Jordan, just five days later.

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