Socceroos Pick Ognenovski for First Time in Squad to Face Egypt

Australia picked defender Sasa Ognenovski for the first time in a 20-man squad for the Nov. 17 soccer exhibition against Egypt in Cairo.

Ognenovski received his first call up after captaining South Korea’s Seongnam Ilwha to the Asian Football Confederation Champions League final, where it will play Iran’s Zob Ahan on Nov. 13 in Tokyo.

Socceroos captain Lucas Neill returns after missing last month’s game against Paraguay because of injury.

AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Tim Cahill, David Carney, Nathan Coe, Jason Culina, Brett Emerton, Richard Garcia, Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Josh Kennedy, Harry Kewell, Scott McDonald, Matt McKay, Lucas Neill (captain), Jade North, Sasa Ognenovski, Mark Schwarzer, Michael Thwaite, Carl Valeri, Dario Vidosic, Luke Wilkshire.