4 overseas players back for Socceroos vs Oman

New York City-based Tim Cahill and Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak

are among four overseas-based players returning to the Australia

squad for its 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Oman in

Sydney on March 26.

Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck named a 23-player squad

Wednesday, also including Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht) and Tom Rogic

(Celtic). All four missed last month’s friendly against


Australia will be without captain Lucas Neill and Carl Valeri,

who are serving one-match suspensions for the accumulation of

yellow cards from previous matches.

The Socceroos are second in Group B in the final round of Asian

qualifying for Brazil in 2014, eight points behind Japan and only

edging Iraq and Oman on goal difference.