SYDNEY (AP) Captain Mile Jedinak and goalkeeper Mat Ryan have been recalled to Australia’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers agaisnt Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.
Uncapped defender Josh Risdon was also named by coach Ange Postecoglou in a 23-man squad for the matches in Canberra on Nov. 12 and in Dhaka on Nov. 17.
Jedinak and Ryan haven’t played for Australia since its opening qualifiers against Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek in June, missing wins over Bangladesh and Tajikistan and a loss to Jordan.
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Midfielder Luke Brattan, who has signed with Manchester City and has been loaned to Bolton, defender Tarek Elrich and injured goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic have all missed the cut.
Australia squad: Nathan Burns, Tim Cahill, Alex Cisak, Jason Davidson, Adam Federici, Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Ryan McGowan, Matt McKay, James Meredith, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tommy Oar, Josh Risdon, Tom Rogic, Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Matt Spiranovic, James Troisi, Alex Wilkinson, Bailey Wright.