2015 Asian Cup: Ange Postecoglou Announces Socceroos 23-Man Squad, Liverpool Goalkeeper Brad Jones Misses Cut

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The Australians will be aiming to win its first major international tournament on home soil in January.

Ange Postecoglou has unveiled his 23-man squad for the Asian Cup, to be held in Australia from January 9-31.

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Captain Mile Jedinak and familiar faces Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano have been named, while Robbie Kruse is included after missing the 2014 World Cup due to a knee injury.

Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones missed out on a place, while Josh Kennedy and Rhys Williams missed the cut due to injury.

Seven A-League players were selected, including in-form Wellington Phoenix attacker Nathan Burns.

Terry Antonis and Tomi Juric will get their first chance at a major international tournament, with Postecoglou rewarding both players for strong calendar years.

“We’ve made sure that from a long way out we were well managed in terms of the individual progress of the players,” Postecoglou said in a Socceroos statement.

“From our perspective, we’re pretty comfortable with this group that they’ll all be available and, more importantly, capable of playing out the whole tournament.”


Terry Antonis (Sydney FC/AUS), Aziz Behich (Bursaspor/TUR), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa/QAT), Nathan Burns (Wellington Phoenix/NZ), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls/USA), Jason Davidson (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ivan Franjic (Torpedo Moscow/RUS), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United/AUS), Chris Herd (Aston Villa/ENG), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace/ENG), Tomi Juric (Western Sydney Wanderers/AUS), Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Mathew Leckie (FC Ingolstadt/GER), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town/ENG), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar/AUS), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory/AUS), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/NED), Mat Ryan (Club Brugge/BEL), Trent Sainsbury (PEC Zwolle/NED), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers/AUS), James Troisi (Zulte Waregem/BEL), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors/KOR).

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