Neill to lead Socceroos against NZ, Serbia

May 24, 2011
By Liam FitzGibbon
The absence of a host of the Socceroos' big names for next month's friendlies against New Zealand and Serbia has opened the door for some fresh faces to signal their value for the upcoming World Cup campaign.

Coach Holger Osieck on Tuesday named a 23-man squad to face the All Whites in Adelaide next Sunday and Serbia in Melbourne two days later, with the likes of Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell, Mark Schwarzer and David Carney missing due to concerns over injuries and workload.

That ...

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