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Socceroos squad for World Cup qualifier announced

The Socceroos squad for the World Cup qualifier against Japan on February 11 has been announced.

Pim Verbeek will recall all of his European-based stars to take on the Japanese in Yokohama in Group A of World Cup 2010 qualifying.

The injury to Brett Emerton has forced him to miss out whilst Blackburn teammate Vince Grella returns after missing the last three World Cup qualifiers.

Craig Moore is the only Australian-based player in the squad.

The squad is as follows: Mark Bresciano (Palermo, ITA) Tim Cahill (Everton, ENG) David Carney (Norwich City, ENG) Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel, SWI) Chris Coyne (Colchester United, ENG) Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven, HOL) Adam Federici (Reading, ENG) Richard Garcia (Hull City, ENG) Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers, ENG) Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar, HOL) Mile Jedinak (Genclerbirligi SK, TUR) Josh Kennedy (Karlsruhe, GER) Scott McDonald (Celtic, SCO) Craig Moore (Queensland Roar, AUS) Lucas Neill (West Ham United, ENG) Jade North (Incheon United, KOR) Michael Petkovic (Sivasspor, TUR) Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, ENG) Shane Stefanutto (FC Lyn Oslo, NOR) Mile Sterjovski (Derby County, ENG) Carl Valeri (Grosseto, ITA) Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, RUS)

Match details 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier - Round 4 Japan v Australia Wednesday 11 February Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan Kick Off - 7:20pm local time (8:20 AEDT)

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