With the Lucas Neill ‘Should he be called up or should’nt he’ debate rolling on until Ange Postecoglu finally named his squad for the 2014 world cup in Brazil, here were a couple of other surprises, but on a whole..The squad picked was pretty much as everyone expected with Neill missing out.
Two new caps, Bailey Wright and Ben Haloran have been performing well for their clubs, Preston North End and Fortuna Dusseldorf respectively and not too many would argue with their inclusion.
Brisbane based A-Leaguers Matt McKay and Ivan Franjic have been called up as reward for their excellent season for Brisbane Roar of which they scooped the Championship and up front Tim Cahill and Josh Kennedy will possibly play their last world cup.
Ryan, Langerak, Galekovic, Brighitti
Brilliante, Davidson, Franjic, Good, McGowan, Spiranovic, Wilkinson, Wilkshire, Wright,
Bozanic, Bresciano, Haloran, Holland, Jedinak, Luongo, Milligan, McKay, Oar, Rogic, Sarota, Troisi, Vidosic
Cahill, Kennedy, Leckie, Taggart
The 30-man squad will be trimmed down to 23 after a friendly game with South Africa in Sydney on May 26 of which there will obviously be some heartbroken players come that day.