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Bournemouth keeper Federici, QPR midfielder Luongo, Celtic ace Rogic in Australia squad

Australia national team boss Ange Postecoglou has named his squad for upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

The Socceroos take on Bangladesh in Perth on September 3 before heading to Dushanbe to meet Tajikistan five days later in their second and third fixtures of the second round of Asian Football Confederation qualifying.

Postecoglou has announced a 23-man squad for the double-header which includes Bournemouth goalkeeper Adam Federici, QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo, Celtic's Tom Rogic, Valencia gloveman Mat Ryan, captain Mile Jedinak, veteran Tim Cahill, Bayer Leverkusen forward Robbie Kruse and talented winger Tommy Oar.

Federici, Luongo, Rogic and Kruse are back in the mix, along with Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine, Ryan McGowan and uncapped goalkeeper Alex Cisak, to replace Oliver Bozanic, Chris Ikonimidis, Daniel de Silva, Ivan Franjic, Eugene Galekovic, Mitch Langerak, Tomislav Mrcela and James Troisi.

"It's a positive that we've been able to recall Massimo (Luongo), Robbie (Kruse) and Tom Rogic after they missed recent matches and they add attacking options to the squad for the two matches in Perth and Dushanbe," Postecoglou said.

"All three have regained fitness and started the season in form so they come back in and give us plenty of options and good depth in an attacking sense. When you add them to the likes of Tim Cahill, Mat Leckie,Tomi Juric, Nathan Burns and Tommy Oar the fans in Perth have a lot to get excited about.

"We started the World Cup qualification process with a win against Kyrgyzstan in tough conditions and now we have to continue that in front of our own fans in Perth and then on another tricky away trip to Dushanbe."

Australia squad for Bangladesh, Tajikistan WC qualifiers

Goalkeepers

Alex Cisak (Leyton Orient, ENG)
Adam Federici (Bournemouth, ENG)
Mat Ryan (Valencia, SPN)


Defenders

Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, TUR)
Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town, ENG)
Tarek Elrich (Adelaide United)
Ryan McGowan (Dundee United, SCO)
Matthew Spiranovic (Hangzhou Greentown, CHN)
Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai, KOR)
Bailey Wright (Preston North End, ENG)

Midfielders

Jackson Irvine (Ross County, SCO)
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)
Massimo Luongo (QPR, ENG)
Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar)
Mark Milligan (Baniyas, UAE)
Aaron Mooy (Melbourne City)
Tommy Oar (unattached)
Tom Rogic (Celtic, SCO)

Forwards

Nathan Burns (FC Tokyo, JPN)
Tim Cahill (Shanghai Shenhua, CHN)
Tomi Juric (Roda JC, NED)
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen, GER)
Mathew Leckie (FC Ingolstadt, GER)

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