Bert outpost Marwijk has named a 32-man provisional Australia patrol for a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, gripping alive Tim Cahill’s dream of emulating Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose and handing lass call-ups to youngsters Daniel Arzani and Fran Karacic.
The 65-year-old’s preference featured all 26 players on avocation for a many new friendlies opposite Norway and Colombia, including large names such as Matt Ryan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Matthew Leckie and Robbie Kruse. Among a 6 additions were 19-year-old creator Arzani and 21-year-old Karacic, a Croatia-born, Croatia-based right-back who has never played in Australia.
Squad lists for Russia 2018 usually turn central once announced by FIFA in June.
Cahill has seen really small personification time during Millwall in 2018 – something a cessation hasn’t helped. The 38-year-old is opposed to turn usually a fourth actor to measure in 4 uninterrupted World Cups.
Van Marwijk, who guided a Netherlands to a South Africa 2010 Final, usually insincere a Socceroos’ reins in January, replacing Ange Postecoglou. He skeleton to trim his patrol to 26 players on 14 May, 5 days before they embark on a training stay in Turkey. Another 3 players will afterwards humour in Van Marwijk’s final cut.
Australia patrol *
Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan (Brighton and Hove Albion FC, England), Danny Vukovic (KRC Genk, Belgium), Brad Jones (Feyenoord, Holland), Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus, Japan)
Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, Turkey), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos, Japan), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Bluewings, Korea), James Meredith (Millwall, England), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshoppers Zurich, Switzerland), Aleksandar Susnjar (FK Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic), Bailey Wright (Bristol City, England), Alex Gersbach (Lens, France), Fran Karacic (Lokomotiva Zagreb, Croatia)
Midfielders: Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa, England), Mark Milligan (Al Ahli, Saudi Arabia), Robbie Kruse (Bochum, Germany), Jackson Irvine (Hull, England), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers, England), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield, England), Tom Rogic (Celtic, Scotland), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory).
Forwards: Tim Cahill (Millwall, England), Tomi Juric (FC Luzern, Switzerland), Mattew Leckie (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Jamie Maclaren (Hibernian, Scotland), Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City), Apostolos Giannou (AEK Larnaca, Cyprus).