Van Marwijk names provisional squad, includes Cahill

Van Marwijk names provisional squad, includes Cahill

Van Marwijk names provisional squad, includes Cahill

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Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk opted for a mix of youth and experience when he announced his preliminary World Cup squad on Monday, with youngsters Daniel Arzani and Fran Karačić called up for the first time and veteran Tim Cahill retaining his place. Tim Cahill's early exit from Melbourne City has paid off as he'll be included for his fourth World Cup.

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk has looked to ensure Arzani's future lies with Australia by naming him in his initial squad, which will be whittled down to 23 players by the eve of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Then the final 23-man squad that will travel to Russian Federation is set to be announced in late May following an intensive training camp in Turkey.

The 38-year-old Cahill is Australia's all-time leading scorer with 50 goals from 105 global appearances, but he has struggled for form and match time in recent months. Another three players will then suffer in Van Marwijk's final cut.

"He is a very good striker", van Marwijk told reporters on Monday.

Karacic's father is Australian but he hasn't played in Australia. He doesn't play (at the moment), maybe five or 10 or 20 minutes. Also, he has a problem that he is suspended and I have to take a decision whether to take him to the world championship. He's not 19 like Arzani, he's twice as old.

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The 26-man squad van Marwijk named for the March friendlies against Norway and Colombia was retained for the preliminary World Cup group, including captain Mile Jedinak and warhorse Tim Cahill. Karacic holds an Australian passport, although he's never actually visited the country before.

Van Marwijk spoke about the difficulties Australia faces in the right-back position, with Karacic expected to provide solid competition for Josh Risdon.

Appointed in January for the whirlwind tenure before handing over to Graham Arnold, he hasn't had the luxury of scouting alternatives, though did spring a surprise by picking uncapped Croatia-based right-back Fran Karacic.

"He is already the captain of his team, at 21-years-old".

"Everybody knows that the right defending position, I don't have a lot of choice for that position", van Marwijk said.

As well as Arzani and Karacic, Alex Gersbach, Apostolos Giannou, Mitchell Langerak, and Jamie Maclaren were included. Maclaren hasn't played for Australia since a qualifier against Thailand in November.

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