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Verbeek names Australia squad for Kuwait qualifier

Pim Verbeek has named his 23- man squad that will take on Kuwait in an Asian Cup qualifier next month.

The Socceroos face the Kuwaitis in Kuwait City on January 6 in the second last group stage match and need at least a point to remain in the top of their group.

Kuwait, who are ranked 104th in the world, caused an upset when they defeated Australia 1-0 in Canberra and currently sit on top of the Socceroos on the Group B table.

Verbeek included eight players from overseas club in the squad as well as 15 from the A-League with Brisbane Roar's Tommy Oar, Melbourne Victory's Matthew Kemp and Perth Glory's Tando Velaphi receiving their first call-ups.

The Australia squad for the Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait is as follows:

Alex Brosque (Sydney FC) Jacob Burns (Perth Glory) Nick Carle (Crystal Palace) Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC) Jason Culina (Gold Coast United) Bruce Djite (Genclerbirligi) Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United) Scott Jamieson (Adelaide United) Mile Jedinak (Antalysapor) Matthew Kemp (Melbourne Victory) Shane Lowry (Aston Villa) Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar) Craig Moore (Brisbane Roar) Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar) Nikita Rukavytsya (Twente Esnchede) Matthew Spiranovic (FC Nurnberg) Mile Sterjovski (Perth Glory) Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory) Matthew Thompson (Newcastle Jets) Tando Velaphi (Perth Glory) Dario Vidosic (FC Nurnberg) Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners) Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow)

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