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Osieck names Socceroos squad for Egypt friendly

Australian national team coach Holger Osieck today named his 20-man squad for this month's friendly with Egypt. The Socceroos will regain captain Lucas Neill and new midfield star Brett Holman who both missed the clash with Paraguay last month due to injury whilst central defender Sasa Ognenovski has received his first-ever call-up.

Osieck is using the match, to be played in Cairo on November 17, as a tune up for the Asian Cup which kicks off in Qatar in early January.

Egypt are ranked 11th in the world on the FIFA rankings and will prove to be a tough opponent following their African Cup of Nations triumph earlier this year, giving them their seventh win in the tournament.

Australian squad for Egypt friendlyCairo International Stadium, Wednesday November 17 - kick-off 7:30pm local (4:30am AEDT)


Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, England) Nathan Coe (Sønderjysk Elitesport, Denmark)


David Carney (Blackpool, England) Lucas Neill (Galatasaray, Turkey) Jade North (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand) Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa, South Korea) Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United, Australia) Luke Wilkshire (Dinamoi Moscow, Russia)


Tim Cahill (Everton, England) Jason Culina (Gold Coast United, Australia) Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England) Brett Holman (AZAlkmaar, Holland) Mile Jedinak (Genclerbirligi, Turkey) Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar, Australia) Carl Valeri (Sassuolo, Italy) Dario Vidosic (Nurnberg, Germany)


Richard Garcia (Hull City, England) Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, Japan) Harry Kewell (Galatasaray, Turkey) Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough, England)

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