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Cahill to face Lebanon and Jordan

TIM Cahill will make his return for the Socceroos in next week's friendly with Lebanon and the crucial World Cup qualifier in Jordan the following week.

Cahill, who now plays with New York Bulls in America, missed the 3-1 defeat in Scotland earlier this month. He will be joined in Holger Osieck's 22-man squad by Matt McKay, Jade North, Nikita Rukavytsya, Adam Sarota and Matthew Spiranovic, who also get recalls.

Jason Davidson and Ryan McGowan have again been included after making their senior international debuts against Scotland.

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is poised to become the first Australian male footballer to play 100 A-International matches should he take the field against either Lebanon or Jordan.

Squad: Mark Bresciano, Alex Brosque, Tim Cahill, David Carney, Jason Davidson, Adam Federici (gk), James Holland, Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Mitchell Langerak (gk), Ryan McGowan, Matthew McKay, Lucas Neill, Jade North¸Sasa Ognenovski, Nikita Rukavytsya, Adam Sarota, Mark Schwarzer (gk), Matthew Spiranovic, Archie Thompson, Luke Wilkshire.



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