Defender Emanuel Pogatetz returns to Austria squad

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

Austria defender Emanuel Pogatetz has returned from injury to join the squad for next week's friendly against the Netherlands.

Pogatetz, who missed Austria's previous game against Greece in November, was included in the 23-man squad announced Tuesday by coach Dietmar Constantini, who dropped striker Roland Linz.

Austria plays the Netherlands in Eindhoven on Feb. 9 before resuming European Championship qualifying in March.

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Austria:

Goalkeepers: Christian Gratzei (Sturm Graz), Pascal Gruenwald (Wacker Innsbruck), Juergen Macho (Panionios)

Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Austria Vienna), Christian Fuchs (Mainz), Florian Klein (Austria Vienna), Emanuel Pogatetz (Hannover), Sebastian Proedl (Werder Bremen), Thomas Schrammel (Ried), Franz Schiemer (Red Bull Salzburg)

Midfielders: David Alaba (Hoffenheim), Marko Arnautovic (Werder Bremen), Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria Vienna), Jakob Jantscher (Red Bull Salzburg), Zlatko Junuzovic (Austria Vienna), Veli Kavlak (Rapid Vienna), Yasin Pehlivan (Rapid Vienna), Paul Scharner (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Erwin Hoffer (Kaiserslautern), Marc Janko (FC Twente), Stefan Maierhofer (Duisburg), Roman Wallner (Red Bull Salzburg)


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