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Osieck announces Socceroos squad for NZ, Serbia games

Australian national team coach Holger Osieck has named a 23-man squad for two friendlies next month. The Socceroos meet New Zealand in Adelaide on June 5 before heading to Melbourne for a clash with Serbia two days later and Osieck has put together a fairly strong squad for the double header.

Captain Lucas Neill has been included despite having some groin problems but Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell, Mark Schwarzer and David Carney were all not selected as they strive to recover from late-season injuries.

Socceroos squad for June friendlies


Nathan Coe (Sonderjysk Elitesport, DEN) Adam Federici (Reading, ENG) Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund, GER)


Jon McKain (Al Nassr, KSA) Mark Milligan (JEF United, JPN) Lucas Neill (Galatasaray, TUR) Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa, KOR) Matthew Spiranovic (Urawa Reds, JPN) Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, RUS)


Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, ENG) Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar, NED) Mile Jedinak (Genclerbirligi, TUR) Neil Kilkenny (Leeds United, ENG) Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar, AUS) James Troisi (Kayserispor, TUR) Carl Valeri (Sassuolo, ITA) Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, ENG) Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht, NED)


Alex Brosque (Shimizu S-Pulse, JPN) Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, JPN) Robbie Kruse (Melbourne Victory, AUS) Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory, AUS) Dario Vidosic (Arminia Bielefeld, GER)

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