Croatian Player Named in Australia's World Cup Squad

Croatian Player Named in Australia's World Cup Squad

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And the Dutchman offered a strong hint Cahill could well be on the way to Russian Federation next month for a fourth consecutive World Cup, labelling the 38-year-old striker "a special case" after naming the country's all-time leading scorer in his extended 32-man squad.

Karacic joins Melbourne City teenager Daniel Arzani as the bolters in the preliminary 32-man squad named on Monday that will be likely be trimmed to 26 names by mid May before the final 23 players will be selected by June 4.

Veteran Tim Cahill was included Monday in Bert van Marwijk's preliminary Australia squad for the World Cup, keeping him on track for a fourth appearance at the football showpiece.

The 38-year-old Cahill is Australia's all-time leading scorer with 50 goals from 105 worldwide appearances, but he has struggled for form and match time in recent months. He is a very good striker. Since leaving Melbourne City, the talismanic striker has barely played for Millwall - he has seen just 65 minutes of action in 14 matches - and is now serving a suspension. Also, he has a problem that he is suspended and I have to take a decision whether to take him to the world championship. Arzani, the highly rated 19-year-old, earned his first call-up to the national team on the back of his captivating performances in the A-League.

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Arzani, who is regarded as one of Australia's brightest young prospects after helping Melbourne City win this season's A-League title, also made the provisional squad.

Born and raised in Croatia, Karacic has never set foot in Australia but is eligible to play for the Socceroos because his father is Australian. Alongside Western Sydney Wanderers' Josh Risdon and Sydney FC midfielder Josh Brillante, Karacic is one of three relatively inexperienced options van Marwijk is looking to fill the void. He is already his captain of his team at 21-years-old.

Socceroos Head Coach Bert van Marwijk (centre) with Midfielder Josh Brillante (right) and defender Josh Risdon pose for a photograph.

The other changes from the green-and-gold' squad that played friendlies against Norway and Colombia in March are the inclusions of strikers Jamie Maclaren and Apostolos Giannou, left-back Alex Gersbach and goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

He has, though, sought wisdom about the Australian game and its players from former Melbourne City coach John van't Schip and had plans to speak with Han Berger.

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