Verbeek names Australia squad for Holland, Oman clashes

Pim Verbeek has announced his Socceroos squad that will take on Holland and Oman in upcoming fixtures.

Pim Verbeek has announced his Socceroos squad that will take on Holland and Oman in upcoming fixtures.

The Dutch coach recalled his overseas-based stars including Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill for the friendly against Holland and the Asian Cup qualifier with Oman on October 10 (in Sydney) and 14 (in Melbourne) respectively.

Verbeek has also recalled Blackburn midfielder Brett Emerton who has been out of action for much of the past nine months with a knee injury.

Verbeek’s 24-man squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, England), Ante Covic (Elfsborg, Sweden)

Defenders: Scott Chipperfield (Basel, Switzerland), David Carney (FC Twente, Netherlands), Patrick Kisnorbo (Leeds United, England), Mark Milligan (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Craig Moore (Brisbane Roar, Australia), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, England), Shane Lowry (Plymouth Argyle, England)

Midfielders: Mark Bresciano (Palermo, Italy), Tim Cahill (Everton, England) Nick Carle (Crystal Palace, England), Jason Culina (Gold Coast United, Australia), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England), Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers, England), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor, Turkey), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray, Turkey), Carl Valeri (Grosseto, Italy)

Strikers: Scott McDonald (Celtic, Scotland), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, Japan), Dario Vidosic (Nurnberg, Germany), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)

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