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Ex-Liverpool, Leeds winger Kewell can still play for Socceroos says Bresciano

Al-Gharafa midfielder Mark Bresciano suggests new teammate Harry Kewell is still good enough to play for the Australian national team.

The 34-year old winger joined the Qatari side in early April and has since made four appearances, scoring in a 2-0 win over Qatar SC, as well as from the penalty spot in the unsuccessful shootout against Al Kharitiyath in the Prince Cup on the weekend.

Bresciano, who arrived in Doha from UAE club Al-Nasr in August 2012, says he has already seen enough of Kewell to suggest he could play some part in the Socceroos' World Cup qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.

"Why not? If he's back playing and looking good," Bresciano said.

"I didn't see all of his sessions, I was away doing rehab but I've been back for a week and he seems like the Harry of old. Not much has changed."

Australia currently sit third on the Group B table in Asian qualifying after five matches ahead of the June 4 clash with leaders Japan in Saitama, the June 11 meeting with Jordan in Melbourne and the June 18 Sydney clash with Iraq.

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