NYRB’s Cahill, Crystal Palace’s Jedinak back in Socceroos squad

Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak are among a group of players back in the Australian team for this month’s World Cup qualifier against Oman.

Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak are among a group of players back in the Australian team for this month’s World Cup qualifier against Oman.

The Socceroos host the Omanis at Stadium Australia in Sydney on March 26 with New York Red Bull’s midfielder Cahill and Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak back in the squad after missing last month’s friendly loss to Romania.

Joining them in Holger Osieck’s 23-man group are FC Utrecht winger Tommy Oar and Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic who are back in the fray whilst Aston Villa midfielder Brett Holman, Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and Middlesbrough’s Rhys Williams are also among those included.

Captain Lucas Neill will be absent due to suspension following the accumulation of yellow cards during the group stage thus far.

The Socceroos currently sit in second position on the Group B table of the final round of the 2014 World Cup Asian Qualifiers on five points from four outings whilst Oman sit fourth on the same amount of points but have played one extra fixture.

Australia squad for Oman World Cup qualifier

Goalkeepers

Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)
Mat Ryan (Central Coast Mariners)
Mark Schwarzer (Fulham)

Defenders

Robert Cornthwaite (Chunnam Dragons)
Dino Djulbic (Al Wahda)
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng)
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory)
Jade North (Brisbane Roar)
Michael Thwaite (Perth Glory)
Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow)
Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough)
Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht)

Midfielders

Mark Bresciano (Al-Gharafa)
Tim Cahill (New York Red Bull)
James Holland (Austria Vienna)
Brett Holman (Aston Villa)
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
Matt McKay (Changchun Yatai)
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht)
Tom Rogic (Celtic)

Forwards

Alex Brosque (Al-Ain)
Robbie Kruse (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)

 
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