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

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.”

AUSTRALIA SQUAD:

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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