Harnik back in Austria squad for WCup qualifiers
Striker Martin Harnik will return to the Austria team for this
month’s World Cup qualifiers against Faeroe Islands and
Harnik, who was out injured for the team’s 2-1 friendly defeat
to Wales in February, has been included in the 23-man squad
announced by Austria coach Marcel Koller on Tuesday.
In his only change to the squad, Koller dropped Rapid Vienna
midfielder Marcel Sabitzer in favor of the Stuttgart striker, who
has eight goals from 34 international games.
Austria, which plays Faeroe Islands in Vienna on March 22 and
Ireland in Dublin four days later, has four points from three
matches in Group C, which also includes Germany, Sweden and
Goalkeepers: Robert Almer (Duesseldorf), Lukas Koenigshofer
(Rapid Vienna), Heinz Lindner (Austria Vienna).
Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Basel), Christian Fuchs
(Schalke), Gyoergy Garics (Bologna), Florian Klein (Salzburg),
Emanuel Pogatetz (West Ham United), Sebastian Proedl (Werder
Bremen), Franz Schiemer (Salzburg), Markus Suttner (Austria
Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Marko Arnautovic
(Werder Bremen), Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz), Andreas Ivanschitz
(Mainz), Jakob Jantscher (Dynamo Moscow), Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder
Bremen), Veli Kavlak (Besiktas), Christoph Leitgeb (Salzburg).
Forwards: Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Philipp Hosiner (Austria
Vienna), Marc Janko (Trabzonspor), Andreas Weimann (Aston