Palace’s Jedinak, NYRB’s Cahill, Chelsea’s Schwarzer in Australia squad for Brazil friendly

Holger Osieck has named a 22-man Australian squad for next month’s international friendly with Brazil in Brasilia.

The Socceroos meet A Selecao at the Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha Stadium on Saturday 7 September 2013 (kick-off 4:15pm local, 5:15am AEST) and will head to the home of next year’s World Cup with a playing group made up mainly of players based overseas.

Crystal Palace skipper Mile Jedinak, New York Red Bulls star Tim Cahill, Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and Bayer Leverkusen winger Robbie Kruse are among those named by Osieck for the tune-up which will be the seventh time these two nations have faced off.

The Socceroos are currently ranked 46th in the FIFA World Rankings whilst the Brazilians are currently 9th.

Australia squad for Brazil friendly

Goalkeepers

Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
Mat Ryan (Club Brugge, BEL)
Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea, ENG)

Defenders

Robert Cornthwaite (Chunnam Dragons, KOR)
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng, CHN)
Lucas Neill (Omiya Ardija, JPN)
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal, QAT)
Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, RUS)

Midfielders

Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa, QAT)
Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls, USA)
James Holland (Austria Vienna, AUT)
Brett Holman (Al Nasr, UAE)
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar, AUS)
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory, AUS)
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht, NED)
Tom Rogic (Celtic, SCO)
Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, ENG)

Forwards

Mitchell Duke (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)
Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, JPN)
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen, GER)
Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory, AUS)

 
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