Youngsters aplenty as Postecoglou names Socceroos squad for Ecuador friendly

Australian national team boss Ange Postecoglou has named a 23-man squad for next month’s friendly with Ecuador.

Australian national team boss Ange Postecoglou has named a 23-man squad for next month’s friendly with Ecuador.

The Socceroos face the South Americans at The Den in London, home of Championship club Millwall, on Wednesday, March 5. Kick-off is at 8pm UK time (7:00am AEDT on Thursday morning, March 7).

Postecoglou has made some surprise selections for the World Cup tune-up, bringing in youngsters Curtis Good – who is on loan at Dundee United from Newcastle United – Aston Villa’s Chris Herd, Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Ben Halloran and Swindon Town’s Massimo Luongo who could all make their international debuts.

Additionally, a number of players who have made less than five Socceroos appearances have been selected including FC Luzern’s Oliver Bozanic, Heracles Almelo’s Jason Davidson, Liverpool’s Brad Jones and FC Utrecht’s Adam Sarota.

Regular faces Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar) and Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow) have all been included.

23-man Australia squad for Ecuador friendly

Goalkeepers

Brad Jones (Liverpool, ENG)
Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
Mat Ryan (Club Brugge, BEL)

Defenders

Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo, NED)
Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar, AUS)
Curtis Good (Dundee United, SCO *on loan from Newcastle United, ENG)
Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng, CHN)
Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers, AUS)
Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, RUS)

Midfielders

Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern, SUI)
Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf, GER)
Chris Herd (Aston Villa, ENG)
James Holland (Austria Vienna, AUT)
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town, ENG)
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar, AUS)
Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory, AUS)
Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht, NED)
Tom Rogic (Melbourne Victory, AUS *on loan from Celtic, SCO)
Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht, NED)

Forwards

Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls, USA)
Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt, GER)
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion, SUI)

 
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