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March 14, 2018 12:10:forty Four

New Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk has retained Four uncapped gamers in his maiden 26-man squad for World Cup warmups in opposition to Norway and Colombia.

Japan-based mostly winger Andrew Nabbout, Newcastle Jets midfielder Dimitri Petratos, Czech Republic-based mostly defender Aleksandar Susnjar and Belgium-based mostly goalkeeper Daniel Vukovic will press for global debuts away to Norway on March 23 and fellow World Cup qualifiers Colombia in London on March 28.

Passe goalkeeper Brad Jones, midfielder Joshua Brillante, and defender James Meredith all return after varying absences to the squad, which retains the core of the aspect that defeated Honduras in an intercontinental playoff to qualify for Russia.

Long-serving striker Tim Cahill has been retained in the squad, despite very runt playing time with Millwall in England’s 2d tier.

He stays in a forward situation-up featuring Tomi Juric, Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie.

Langerak, striker Jamie Maclaren and Alex Gersbach are the gamers skipped over from a 29-man physique of workers named final week.

Van Marwijk said the squad was as soon as chosen after an intensive scouting interval since he was as soon as named Socceroos coach for the World Cup in Russia.

“I’m taking a survey forward to the chance to party with the gamers and work with them for the first time and to regain to snatch them,” he said in a assertion.

“We should produce determined we regain basically the most that you just would possibly presumably maybe well presumably imagine out of the following two weeks in camp because our time is runt.

“Our excellent suits in opposition to Norway and Colombia will seemingly be predominant but the focus, commitment and application of all the gamers, coaches and workers from day one unless the moment we leave London will seemingly be needed.

“We want to produce determined we use the time that now we personal together wisely so that we reach our preparations for Russia.”

Van Marwijk will coach Australia at Russia 2018, which kicks off in mid June, with Graham Arnold to utilize over on a everlasting basis after the match.

Socceroos squad: Aziz Behich, Joshua Brillante, Tim Cahill, Milos Degenek, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Brad Jones (gk), Tomi Juric, Matthew Jurman, Robbie Kruse, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, James Meredith, Designate Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Josh Risdon, Tom Rogic, Nikita Rukavytsya, Mat Ryan (gk), Trent Sainsbury, Aleksandar Susnjar, James Troisi, Daniel Vukovic (gk), Bailey Wright.








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