Austrian squad announced

The Austrians revealed the list of players with which they will travel to Skopje to face Macedonia in the 3rd round of the 2020 EURO qualifiers.

photo by ÖFB: the Austrians celebrate a goal in the Nations League

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Austrian national team coach Franco Foda summoned 24 players, of which six uncapped, for the upcoming 2020 EURO qualifiers against Slovenia and Macedonia. Experienced defender Sebastian Prödl was left out due to lack of playing time at Watford, current top goalscorer Marc Janko underwent a surgery and could not recover in time, while Schalke’s right midfielder Alessandro Schöpf is out with a torn knee ligament. Most of the current squad is compiled of players who play in Germany with few in the domestic Austrian league and only three in other countries.

Besides reserve keepers Pervan and Stanković who are still uncapped, there are three debutantes within the team: Posch, Vallici and Laimer.

Heinz Lindner – Grasshoppers Switzerland
Pavao Pervan – Wolfsburg Germany
Cican Stanković – Salzburg Austria

David Alaba – Bayern Germany
Aleksandar Dragović – Bayer Germany
Martin Hinteregger – Eintracht Germany
Stefan Lainer – Salzburg Austria
Philipp Lienhart – Freiburg Germany
Stefan Posch – Hoffenheim Germany
Andreas Ulmer – Salzburg Austria
Albert Vallici – Salzburg Austria

Julian Baumgartlinger – Bayer Germany
Stefan Ilsanker – RB Leipzig Germany
Florian Kainz – Köln Germany
Konrad Laimer – RB Leipzig Germany
Valentino Lazaro – Hertha Germany
Karim Onisiwo – Mainz Germany
Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig Germany
Louis Schaub – Köln Germany
Xaver Schlager – Salzburg Austria
Peter Žulj – Anderlecht Belgium

Marko Arnautović – West Ham United England
Guido Burgstaller – Schalke 04 Germany
Michael Gregoritsch – Augsburg Germany

Macedonia and Austria will face each other for the first time ever on 10 June at the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje with a kick-off at 20.45 CET. Previously, Macedonia will host Poland, while Austria will host Slovenia.

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