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13.05.2008 Football News

Australia Name Squad For Ghana Game

Australia Name Squad For Ghana Game
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The Australian squad to face Ghana on May 23 in a friendly in Sydney contains three new faces.

The Socceroos are using the match as preparation for a series of four 2010 World Cup qualifiers in June.

The first of which takes place against Asian champions Iraq on June 1 in Brisbane.

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici makes his first appearance in the squad as do Rodrigo Vargas of Melbourne Victory and Matthew Spiranovic of Bundesliga outfit Nurnberg .

Three of Australia's Premier League big guns will be absent.

Lucas Neill's wife is expecting a baby and Mark Viduka and Tim Cahill are injured.

Australia sit on top of Group One on the road to South Africa with four points from the opening two matches.

Australia Squad:

Daniel Allsopp (Melbourne Victory), Michael Beauchamp (Nurnberg, Germany), Mark Bridge (Sydney FC), Jacob Burns (Unirea Valahorum, Romania), Nick Carle (Bristol City, England), David Carney (Sheffield United, England), Ante Covic (Newcastle Jets), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands) Adam Federici (Reading, England), Adam Griffiths (Newcastle Jets), Joel Griffiths (Avispa Fukuoka, Japan), James Holland (Newcastle Jets), Mile Jedinak (Central Coast Mariners), Harry Kewell (Liverpool, England), Jade North (Newcastle Jets), Michael Petkovic (Sivasspor, Turkey), Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough, England), Matthew Spiranovic (Nurnberg, Germany), Mile Sterjovski (Derby County, England), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Perth Glory), James Troisi (Newcastle United, England), Carl Valeri (Grosseto, Italy), Rodrigo Vargas (Melbourne Victory

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