FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Brisbane
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has named a squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Oman (Muscat, 8 June) and Japan (Brisbane, 12 June).
Tim Cahill, Nathan Coe, Adam Federici, Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Josh Kennedy, Neil Kilkenny, Robbie Kruse, Carl Valeri, Rhys Williams and Michael Zullo are back in the Qantas Socceroos squad after sitting out the match against Saudi Arabia in February.
Matt McKay and Luke Wilkshire also return to the Qantas Socceroos squad after missing the last match against Saudi Arabia through suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards in previous matches during qualification.
West Australian Chris Herd will join the Qantas Socceroos in camp for the first time and will also have a chance to make his senior international debut. Currently playing with Aston Villa in the English Premier League, Herd had been selected for the Qantas Socceroos squad in November last year for the Oman and Thailand matches in Muscat and Bangkok, but injury prevented him from joining the squad on that occasion.
Fellow West Australian, Nikita Rukavytsya makes a long awaited return to the Qantas Socceroos squad after last being selected for the international friendly against Germany last March following solid performances for his German club, Hertha Berlin.
Both matches will be will be broadcast Live and Exclusive by FOX SPORTS in Australia.
Tickets for the Qantas Socceroos match against Japan in Brisbane are currently on sale from www.footballaustralia.com.au