Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou announced the final roster for 2018 FIFA world cup qualifying second round’s first match against Kyrgyzstan on 16 June, 2015. Tim Cahill is included in the Australia’s 23-man squad for Kyrgyzstan clash at Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek.
153 rank Kyrgyzstan will be hosting this qualifier match in Bishkek. Visitors have already reached to venue before 1 week of the match so that players may get familiar with conditions a bit. Along with Tim Cahill, Matthew Spiranovic and Eugene Galekovic have also recalled in the Aussie roster for the match as these were not in the side played against Germany in recent past.
Coach Postecoglou said, “This is the start of the next chapter in our journey and we are all excited about what lies ahead over the next two years.We’ve been open in our desire to make an impact at the 2018 World Cup but first we need to qualify and that task is immediately in front of us.”
“No Australian football team has ever been to Kyrgyzstan so we have done a lot of research, including a reconnaissance trip to Bishkek, to make sure we are well prepared for what will not be an easy task,” he added.
Socceroos squad vs Kyrgyzstan world cup qualifying match, 2015
Aziz Behich, Oliver Bozanic, Nathan Burns, Tim Cahill, Jason Davidson, Tarek Elrich, Ivan Franjic, Eugene Galekovic, Chris Ikonomidis, Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric, Mitchell Langerak, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Matt McKay, Mark Milligan, Tommy Oar, Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Matthew Spiranovic, James Troisi, Alex Wilkinson, Bailey Wright.