Postecoglou names first Socceroos squad ahead of Costa Rica friendly

Ange Postecoglou has put together his first Australian squad since taking the reins from Holger Osieck.

Ange Postecoglou has put together his first Australian squad since taking the reins from Holger Osieck.

The former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory manager has named a 22-man roster for the friendly with Costa Rica at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Tuesday, November 19.

Postecoglou has lost veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who announced his retirement earlier on Wednesday, but has called up uncapped Jeonbuk defender Alex Wilkinson.

Shandong Luneng defender Ryan McGowan and Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic return to the squad after missing the recent fixtures against France and Canada.

Socceroos squad for Costa Rica friendly

Goalkeepers

Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
Mat Ryan (Club Brugge, BEL)

Defenders

Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo, NED)
Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar)
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng, CHN)
Lucas Neill (Omiya Ardija, JPN)
Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, ENG)
Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai, KOR)
Michael Zullo (Adelaide United *on loan from FC Utrecht, NED)

Midfielders

Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern, SUI)
Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa, QAT)
Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls, USA)
James Holland (Austria Vienna, AUT)
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory)
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht, NED)
Tom Rogic (Celtic, SCO)
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion, SUI)

Forwards

Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, JPN)
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen, GER)
Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt, GER)

 
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