CAIRO: Australia coach Holger Osieck named a 20-man squad for this month’s international friendly against in Egypt.
The Socceroos roster, led by Everton star Tim Cahill, witnessed no real surprises apart from a first call-up for veteran defender Sasa Ognenovski.
Ognenovski, who was nominated for the 2010 Asian Player for the Year along with Cahill, earned his debut call after a terrific season with Seongham Ilhwa of Korea.
The Australians intend to use the experience of facing Egypt as a warm-up for the Asian Cup of Nations in Qatar next January.
Egypt manager Hassan Shehata will name his squad by the end of the week.
The match will take place on Nov. 17 at Cairo Stadium.