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Australia trust in youth for China clash

Harry Kewell will again captain the side at ANZ Stadium, in a new-look squad from the 3-1 win in Qatar on Sunday, which guaranteed Australia's progression to the next phase of qualifying.

The win has allowed Verbeek to rest key stars including Brett Emerton, Mark Bresciano and Vince Grella from the team to play China, who are already out of qualifying.

Verbeek has retained qualifying campaign regulars including Kewell, Jade North, Michael Beauchamp and Carl Valeri.

But he has drafted in a host of young stars including Danish-based striker David Williams, Leeds midfielder Neil Kilkenny, Adelaide striker Kristian Sarkies and Sydney FC recruit Stuart Musialik.

Williams, Musialik, Derby County's Ruben Zadkovich and Melbourne Victory defender Rodrigo Vargas are in line to make their senior debuts.

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