Austria coach calls up 3 newcomers for Switzerland game

November 3, 2015

VIENNA (AP) Austria coach Marcel Koller has named three newcomers in the squad for this month's friendly against Switzerland.

Koller has included Altach goalkeeper Andreas Lukse, Frosinone midfielder Robert Gucher and Mattersburg forward Karim Onisiwo in his 23-man squad announced on Tuesday.

Lukse and Onisiwo replace Robert Almer and Martin Harnik, who have both been ruled out for months with knee problems. Gucher takes the place of Rapid Vienna's Stefan Schwab, who has been left out of the squad.

Koller says captain Christian Fuchs and midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger are expected to recover in time from injuries.


Austria will travel to Alicante, Spain, for a six-day training camp before playing Switzerland in Vienna on Nov. 17. Both teams have qualified for the 2016 European Championship in France.