Australia have added six new players to a revised 20-man squad for its two Confederations Cup qualifiers against the Solomon Islands after injuries meant five players could not travel.
The newcomers are forwards Archie Thompson (Lierse), Ante Milicic (Pahang) and Max Vieri (Ternana), plus defenders Steve Laybutt (Gent), Jon McKain (National Bucharest) and Luke Wilkshire (Bristol City).
They replace the injured Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka, Craig Moore of Rangers and midfielders Marco Bresciano of Parma, Everton’s Tim Cahill and Leicester City’s Danny Tiatto.
After Saturday’s match in Honiara the two sides meet October 12 in Sydney, with the winner of the series qualifying for next year’s Confederations Cup in Germany.
Australian squad: John Aloisi (Osasuna/SPA), Simon Colosimo (Pahang/MAS), Ahmad Elrich (Busan I Cons/KOR), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Vince Grella (Parma/ITA), Zeljko Kalac (Perugia/ITA), Harry Kewell (Liverpool/ENG), Steve Laybutt (KAA Ghent/BEL), Jon McKain (National Bucuresti/ROM), Ante Milicic (Pahang/MAS), Kevin Muscat (Millwall/ENG), Lucas Neill (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Tony Popovic (Crystal Palace/ENG), Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough/ENG), Josip Skoko (Genclerbirligi/TUR), Mile Sterjovski (Basel/SWI), Archie Thompson (Lierse/BEL), Tony Vidmar (Cardiff City/WAL), Max Vieri (Ternana/ITA), Luke Wilkshire (Bristol City/ENG).