Ryan, Langerak commence battle

November 14, 2013
By Angela Habashy
For most Australians it was a moment tinged with sadness but for two, learning of Socceroo Mark Schwarzer's retirement was the instant they realised playing at the 2014 World Cup was within their grasp.

Mathew Ryan and Mitch Langerak are the two glovemen in new coach Ange Postecoglou's 22-man Australian squad in Sydney preparing to face Costa Rica on Tuesday.

And longtime No.1 goalkeeper Schwarzer's shock retirement from international football last week has kicked off a battle ...

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