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Osieck releases latest Socceroo Squad - Kewell, Emerton and Schwarzer return
9:10 PM Wed 2nd Nov, 2011 - Admin
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Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named a 23-player squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Oman (Muscat, 11 November 2011) and Thailand (Bangkok, 15 November 2011).
Osieck has selected all 18 players who were part of the Qantas Socceroos squad that recently defeated Malaysia 5-0 at Canberra Stadium in Canberra and Oman 3-0 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Coming into the Qantas Socceroos squad are Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell & Mark Schwarzer along with Western Australian Chris Herd who receives his first Qantas Socceroos squad selection and Queenslander Mitch Nichols who returns to the squad after making his debut against Kuwait in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 qualifier in Canberra in March 2009.

The Qantas Socceroos will assemble in Dubai early next week for a short training camp before arriving in Muscat on Thursday 10 November to face Oman the next day at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium.

The Qantas Socceroos will then travel to Bangkok the following day (Saturday 12 November) to prepare for their match against Thailand at the Rajamangala Stadium on Tuesday (15 November).

At this stage Football Federation Australia (FFA) has not been informed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of any change to the venue or kick-off time and date for the match against Thailand due to the flood waters that are currently affecting Bangkok. FFA is in daily contact with the AFC regarding the situation and will advise all stakeholders immediately should the match details change.

The Qantas Socceroos are currently at the top of Group D with maximum points from their opening three matches followed by Thailand in second place then Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Both matches will be broadcast live and exclusive throughout Australia by FOX SPORTS.

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QANTAS SOCCEROOS SQUAD – Wednesday 2 November 2011
Player Name Club, Country A-International Appearances (goals)
Alex BROSQUE Shimizu S-Pulse, JAPAN 9 (3)
Nathan COE Sønderjysk Elitesport, DENMARK 3 (0)
Brett EMERTON Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA 89 (18)
Adam FEDERICI Reading FC, ENGLAND 6 (0)
Chris HERD Aston Villa, ENGLAND -
Brett HOLMAN AZ Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS 51 (7)
Mile JEDINAK Crystal Palace FC, ENGLAND 30 (3)
Josh KENNEDY Nagoya Grampus, JAPAN 28 (15)
Harry KEWELL Melbourne Victory, AUSTRALIA 54 (16)
Neil KILKENNY Bristol City FC, ENGLAND 13 (0)
Robbie KRUSE Fortuna Dusseldorf, GERMANY 12 (2)
Matt McKay Glasgow Rangers, SCOTLAND 21 (0)
Lucas NEILL Al-Jazira Club, UAE 77 (0)
Mitch NICHOLS Brisbane Roar, AUSTRALIA 1 (0)
Sasa OGNENOVSKI Seongham Ilwha Chunma, KOREA REPUBLIC 12 (1)
Adam SAROTA FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS 2 (0)
Mark SCHWARZER Fulham FC, ENGLAND 92 (0)
Matthew SPIRANOVIC Urawa Red Diamonds, JAPAN 10 (0)
James TROISI Kayserispor Kulubu, TURKEY 8 (1)
Carl VALERI U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, ITALY 43 (1)
Luke WILKSHIRE FK Dinamo Moscow, RUSSIA 64 (6)
Rhys WILLLIAMS Middlesbrough FC, ENGLAND 8 (0)
Michael ZULLO FC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS 8 (0)

Upcoming Match Details
2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Third Round Match Day 4
Oman v Qantas Socceroos
Friday 11 November, 2011
Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat, Oman
Kick Off: 6.00pm local (1:00am AEDT)

2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Third Round Match Day 5
Thailand v Qantas Socceroos
Tuesday 15 November, 2011
Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Kick Off: 6.00pm local (10:00pm AEDT)

Current FIFA Rankings (19 October 2011)
Australia – 20th
Oman – 103rd

Head-to-Head: Australia v Oman

Overall record: Played 4. Win 3 Draw 1 Loss 0

Date Home Team Result Away Team Venue Match
08/07/2007 Australia 1:1 (0:1) Oman Bangkok AFC Asian Cup 2007
14/10/2009 Australia 1:0 (0:0) Oman Melbourne AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifier
14/11/2009 Oman 1:2 (1:1) Australia Muscat AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifier
11/10/2011 Australia 3:0 (1:0) Oman Sydney 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Note: The head-to-head refers to A-Internationals only

Last Match Details
2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier
Australia 3 (Brett Holman 8, Josh Kennedy 65’, Mile Jedinak 85’)
Oman 0
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
11 October 2011
Referee: Kovalenko Valentin (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referees: Ilyasov Rafael (Uzbekistan) & Saidkasimov Mamur (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official: Tseytlin Vladislav (Uzbekistan)
Crowd: 24,732

Australia line-up:
18.Adam Federici (gk), 2.Lucas Neill (c), 3.Michael Zullo (10.Alex Brosque 87’), 5.Rhys Williams (23.Robbie Kruse 72’), 8.Luke Wilkshire, 9.Joshua Kennedy (19.Neil Kilkenny 90+1’), 14.Brett Holman, 15.Michael Jedinak, 16.Carl Valeri, 17.Matthew McKay, 22.Matthew Spiranovic

Substitutes Not Used: 6.Sasa Ognenovski, 11.James Troisi, 12.Nathan Martin Coe (gk), 13.Adam Sarota

Coach: Holger Osieck (GER)

Yellow Cards: Joshua Kennedy 41’, Luke Wilkshire 82’

Red Cards: Nil

Oman line-up: 1.Al Habsi Ali Abdullah Harib (gk) (c), 4.Al-Maashari Juma Darwish Juma, 5.Al Balushi Mohammed Abdullah Mubarak, 6.Al Farsi Rashid Juma Mubarak, 11.Al Mukhaini Saad Suhail Juma, 12.Al Mahajiri Ahmed Mubarak Obaid, 13.Abdul Rahman Saleh Khalfan Al Alawi, 15.Ismail Sulaiman Ashoor Al-Ajmi (9.Hamood Saleh Said Al Sadi 65’), 16.Abdul Aziz Humaid Mubarak Al-Maqbali, 20.Amad Ali Sulaiman Al Hosni (14.Al-Housni Hassan Rabia Suwaidan 85’), 21.Mohamed Hamed Hidaib Al Mukhaini (2.Al-Farsi Eid Mohammed Eid 65’)

Substitute(s) Not Used: 3.Jaber Mohammed Saghayar Al Owaisi, 7.Al Hadhri Hussain Ali Farah, 8.Qasim Said Sanjoor Hardan, 10.Bait Doorbeen Fawzi Bashir Rajab, 17.Al Gheilani Hassan Yousuf Madhafar, 18.Faiyz Issa Khadoom Al Rusheidi (gk), 19.Mohamed Ali Humaid Al Siyabi, 22.Al Hooti Mohammed Hawaidi Sulaiman (gk)

Coach: Paul Le Guen (FRA)

Yellow Cards: Nil

Red Cards: Nil

Current FIFA Rankings (19 October 2011)
Australia – 20th
Thailand – 114th

Head-to-Head: Australia v Thailand

Overall record: Played 3. Win 3 Draw 0 Loss 0

Date Fixture Venue Match
10/10/1982 Thailand
0:4 Australia
Singapore Friendly
16/07/2007 Thailand
0:4 (0:1) Australia
Bangkok AFC Asian Cup 2007
2/9/2011 Australia 2:1 (0:1) Thailand
Brisbane 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Note: The head-to-head refers to A-Internationals only

Last Match Details

2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier
Australia 2 (Josh Kennedy 58’, Alex Brosque 86’)
Thailand 1 (Dangda Teerasil 15’)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
2 September 2011
Referee: Abdullah Dor Mohammad Balideh (Qatar)
Assistant Referees: Waleed Sultan M Al-Mannai (Qatar) & Ramzan Saeed M F Al-RamazanI (Qatar)
Fourth official: Banjar Mohammed B J Al-Dosari (Qatar)
Crowd: 24,540

Australia line-up: 1.Mark Schwarzer (gk), 2.Lucas Neill (c), 4.Timothy Cahill (23.Robbie Kruse 71’), 7.Brett Emerton (10 Alex Brosque 79’), 8.Luke Wilkshire, 9.Joshua Kennedy, 14.Brett Holman (11.Troisi James 90+1’), 16.Carl Valeri, 17.Matthew McKay, 19.Neil Kilkenny, 22.Matthew Spiranovic

Substitutes Not Used: 3.Michael Zullo, 5.Rhys Williams, 6.Sasa Ognenovski, 12.Adam Federici (gk), 13.Adam Sarota, 15.Michael Jedinak, 18.Nathan Coe (gk), 20.Luke DeVere, 21.Mark Milligan

Coach: Holger Osieck (GER)

Yellow Cards: Carl Valeri 35’, Matthew McKay 65’

Red Cards: Nil

Thailand line-up: 18.Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool (gk), 2.Niweat Siriwong, 4.Chonlatit Jantakam, 7.Thonglao Datsakorn (c), 10.Dangda Teerasil, 11.Vivatchaichok Rangsan, 12.Adul Lahso, 14.Sompong Soleb (5.Suttinun Phukhom 56’), 15.Surat Sukha 79, 17.Supachai Komsilp, 20.Kaewprom Jakkaphan

Substitute(s) Not Used: 1.Tedsungnoen Sivaruk (gk), 6.Buntao Piyaphon, 8.Nutnum Suchao, 9.Sarayoot Chaikamdee, 13.Chatree Chimtale, 16.Arthit Sunthornphit 79, 19.Thiabma Phaitoon, 21.Bunmathan Theerathon, 22.Pokklaw A-Nan (gk).

Coach: Winfried Schafer (GER)

Yellow Cards: 11.Vivatchaichok Rangsan 85’, 17.Supachai Komsilp 88’

Red Cards: Nil

2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Third Round – Points Table - Group D

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Australia 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
Thailand 3 1 1 1 4 2 2 4
Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2
Oman 3 0 1 2 0 6 -6 1

2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Third Round –Match Schedule - Group D

Match Day Kick-off - Date Match Venue
1 8:00pm - 2 September,2011 Australia 2:1 Thailand Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
7:00pm - 2 September,2011 Oman 0:0 Saudi Arabia AL Seeb Sports Stadium, Muscat
2 8:30pm - 6 September,2011 Saudi Arabia 1:3 Australia Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Stadium, Dammam
6:30pm - 6 September,2011 Thailand 3:0 Oman Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
3 7:30pm - 11 October, 2011 Australia 3:0 Oman ANZ Stadium, Sydney
6:00pm - 11 October,2011 Thailand 0:0 Saudi Arabia Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
4 6:00pm - 11 November,2011 Oman v Australia Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat
7:30pm - 11 November,2011 Saudi Arabia v Thailand King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
5 6:00pm - 15 November,2011 Thailand v Australia Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
7:30pm - 15 November,2011 Saudi Arabia v Oman King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
6 29 February ,2012 Australia v Saudi Arabia
29 February, 2012 Oman v Thailand

Note: Venues and Kick-off times to be confirmed. Fixtures are subject to change
Source: FFA
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