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Cahill back for Australia's World Cup qualifiers
Associated Press
2012-05-15 03:58 PM
Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has been recalled to Australia's squad for a friendly against Denmark and two World Cup Asian qualifiers against Oman and Japan next month.

Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck announced a 26-man squad on Tuesday to prepare for the June 2 match at Copenhagen against Denmark.

He will cut the squad to 23 for the World Cup last-round Group B qualifiers against Oman at Muscat on June 8 and Japan at Brisbane on June 12.

Cahill, who has scored 24 goals in 55 internationals _ including Australia's first ever goal in the World Cup finals at Germany in 2006 _ will be joined in the squad by veterans Harry Kewell, Lucas Neill and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd was the only new face in the squad.

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Australia: Mark Bresciano, Alex Brosque, Tim Cahill, David Carney, Nathan Coe, Adam Federici, Chris Herd, Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Joshua Kennedy, Harry Kewell, Neil Kilkenny, Robbie Kruse, Matt McKay, Mark Milligan, Lucas Neill, Jade North, Sasa Ognenovski, Nikita Rukavytsya, Mark Schwarzer, Matt Spiranovic, Archie Thompson, Carl Valeri, Luke Wilkshire, Rhys Williams, Michael Zullo.

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