Al-Gharafa’s Kewell ready to fight for spot in Australia squad

Harry Kewell says he is prepared to fight for a place in the Australia squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The 34-year old winger has found a new home with Al-Gharafa in Qatar and is looking to get himself back to full fitness and force his way into Holger Osieck’s team for upcoming qualifiers and hopefully the eventual Socceroos team for the finals in Brazil next year.

"I have talked with Holger and I know he's keeping an eye on things and it's down to him," he told The World Game.

"I've told him I would love to be involved again with the national team and I certainly feel I still have plenty to contribute – but it's his call and I'll respect whatever decision he comes to.

"I can only do my bit and no player can argue with what the manager wants to do. I am feeling good and I'm grateful to Al Gharafa for giving me the chance to put myself out there again and pick up some match fitness."

Former Liverpool, Leeds United and Galatasaray forward Kewell departed Melbourne Victory after the 2011/12 A-League season but after failing to find a club back in England, ended up in Qatar where he signed in early April for the remainder of the 2012/13 campaign.

 
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