Australia recalled Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton for this month’s soccer World Cup qualifying matches against Oman and Thailand.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck, who omitted A-League recruits Kewell and Emerton for games against Malaysia and Oman last month, also included Aston Villa defender Chris Herd in the national squad for the first time today. Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer returns from injury.
Australia, which leads Asian World Cup qualifying Group D with nine points from three matches, faces Oman in Muscat on Nov. 11 before playing Thailand in Bangkok four days later.
SOCCEROOS SQUAD: Alex Brosque (Shimizu S-Pulse, Japan), Nathan Coe (Snderjysk Elitesport, Denmark), Brett Emerton (Sydney FC, Australia), Adam Federici (Reading FC, England), Chris Herd (Aston Villa, England), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace FC, England), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, Japan), Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory, Australia), Neil Kilkenny (Bristol City FC, England), Robbie Kruse (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Matt McKay (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Lucas Neill (Al-Jazira Club, UAE), Mitch Nichols (Brisbane Roar, Australia), Sasa Ognenovski (Seongham Ilwha Chunma, Korea Repuvlic), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham FC, England), Matthew Spiranovic (Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan), James Troisi (Kayserispor Kulubu, Turkey), Carl Valeri (U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy), Luke Wilkshire (FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough FC, England), Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht, Netherlands).