Wildcard Ibini delighted by All Stars nod

The pacy young forward has been named as one of four coach's picks to join the representative squad ahead of their clash with Italian champions
Sydney FC striker Bernie Ibini has been chosen by Josep Gombau as one of four wildcards in the A-League All Stars squad to play Juventus in Sydney next month.

The 21-year-old will spend the 2014-15 campaign on loan at the Sky Blues from Chinese Super League parent club Shanghai SIPG.

And the former Mariner's campaign is set to get off to an exciting start, as he prepares to tackle the Serie A title-holders at ANZ Stadium on August 10.

"It's definitely very exciting and something I'm looking forward to because you don't get the opportunity to play against world class players like that all of the time," Ibini said in a statement.

"To be part of the All Stars is a great achievement for myself and I'm looking forward to it. To have other boys from the Sydney FC team is definitely going to make it a lot easier to get into camp and work together.

"It's going to be very special to train and play with Alessandro Del Piero. He's among the top players to have ever played the game."

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Albert Riera has also been chosen by fellow Spaniard Gombau, leaving two wildcards and two fan-voted players still to be named.