Australia names squad for Macedonia friendly

The Socceroos at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup; photo: themalaymailonline.comAustralian national team manager Angelos Postecoglou announced the squad for their upcoming friendlies against Macedonia and Germany.

Ange summoned 23 players for their European tour. 18 of them were part of the team that became champions at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, while 3 are hoping to make their debut (Tarek Elrich, Luke DeVere and Christopher Ikonomidis). Australia will be without retired the Mark Bresciano and injured Christopher Herd and Robbie Kruse. No Australian-Macedonians were selected.

Mathew Ryan – Club Brugge Belgium
Adam Federici – Reading England
Mitchell Langerak – Borussia Dortmund Germany

Matthew Špiranović – Western Sydney Wanderers Australia
Ivan Franjić – Torpedo Moskva Russia
Jason Davidson – West Bromwich Albion England
Alexander Wilkinson – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors South Korea
Trent Sainsbury – Zwolle Netherlands
Aziz Behich – Bursaspor Turkey
Tarek Elrich – Adelaide United Australia
Luke DeVere – Brisbane Roar Australia

Michael Jedinak – Crystal Palace England
Matthew McKay – Brisbane Roar Australia
Mark Milligan – Melbourne Victory Australia
James Troisi – Zulte Waregem Belgium
Massimo Luongo – Swindon Town England
Aaron Mooy – Melbourne City Australia
Christopher Ikonomidis – Lazio Italy

Timothy Cahill – Shànghǎi Lǜdì Shēnhuā China
Mathew Leckie – Ingolstadt 04 Germany
Thomas Oar – Utrecht Netherlands
Tomislav Jurić – Western Sydney Wanderers Australia
Nathan Burns – Wellington Phoenix New Zealand

The popular Socceroos will first face Germany on the 25th of this month in Kaiserslautern, and five days later they will arrive in Skopje for the clash with Macedonia. The game will be played at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon, kick-off scheduled for 21.00 CET.

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