Schwarzer, Kewell, Emerton among names in Osieck’s Socceroos squad

Holger Osieck has named a 19-man Australian national team squad for next week’s international friendly with Saudi Arabia.

The Socceroos take on the Saudis at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 29 and will take a group of players mainly situated in Australia and Asia.

One Premier League star, Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer, has been included as have A-League aces Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory) and Brett Emerton (Sydney FC).

Midfielder Mark Bresciano, who is starring for Al Nasr in the UAE, has been recalled whilst young goalkeeper Mat Ryan, Victory veteran Archie Thompson and Socceroos captain Lucas Neill are also in Osieck’s calculations.

Australia squad for Saudi Arabia friendly

Goalkeepers

Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)
Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, ENG)

Defenders

David Carney (Bunyodkor, UZB)
Michael Marrone (Melbourne Heart, AUS)
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory, AUS, on loan from JEF United, JPN)
Lucas Neill (Al Jazira, UAE)
Jade North (Consadole Sapporo, JPN)
Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa, KOR)
Matthew Spiranovic (Urawa Reds, JPN)
Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United, AUS)

Midfielders

Mark Bresciano (Al Nasr, UAE)
Nick Carle (Sydney FC, AUS)
Brett Emerton (Sydney FC, AUS)
Erik Paartalu (Brisbane Roar, AUS)
Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht, NED)
James Troisi (Kayserispor, TUR)

Forwards

Alex Brosque (Shimizu S-Pulse, JPN)
Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory, AUS)
Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory, AUS)

 
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