Squad update

Red Bull Salzburg youngster Valentino Lazaro was the unlucky player to be cut from Marcel Koller’s provisional 24-man list.

Instead he opted to take an extra defender in Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer.

Final squad


Name: Robert Almer
Caps/goals: 27/0
Club: Austria Vienna
Age: 32 (20.03.84)
First choice now that he has recovered from a cruciate-ligament injury to his left knee in October that had put his Euro 2016 place into doubt. Spent the last season at Bundesliga side Hanover without playing a single game.

Heinz Lindner
Eintracht Frankfurt (Ger)
Age 25 ( 17.07.90)
Back-up keeper for his country and now his club, following a summer move from Austria Vienna.

Ramazan Ozcan
Ingolstadt (Ger)
Age 31 (28.06.84)
After spending much of his career in the German second tier he helped Ingolstadt win promotion last season. Was in the Austria squad at Euro 2008 but did not play. Also holds Turkish citizenship.


Aleksandar Dragovic
Dynamo Kiev (Ukr)
Age 25 (06.03.91)
Central defender who has won league titles in Switzerland and Ukraine. Born in Vienna to Serb parents. Got into trouble for gently slapping a Swiss government minister on the back of the head during a medal ceremony with Basle.

Christian Fuchs
Leicester City (Eng)
Age 30 (07.04.86)
Free-kick and throw-in specialist, the left-back is one of the squad’s most experienced players, with regular Champions League experience during his four seasons with Schalke. A Euro 2008 survivor.

Gyorgy Garics
Darmstadt (Ger)
Age 32 (08.03.84)
The regular right-back for several years, but now displaced by Klein. Born in Hungary, where he caused consternation by choosing to play for Austria, having moved to Vienna as a teenager.

Martin Hinteregger
Red Bull Salzburg
Age 23 (07.09.92)
Centre-half who has shown his versatility in the past by also playing in central midfield. Joined Borussia Monchengladbach on loan in January.

Florian Klein
Stuttgart (Ger)
Age 29 (17.11.86)
After making his debut in 2010, he has made the right-back spot his own under Koller, despite finding himself on the bench at Stuttgart since the start of the year. Previously at Austria Vienna and Red Bull Salzburg.

Sebastian Podl
Watford (Eng)
Age (21.06.87)
Imposing Central defender who played at Euro 2008 and captained Austria to fourth place at the Under-20 World Cup the previous summer. Joined Watford last summer after seven seasons at Werder Bremen.

Markus Suttner
Ingolstadt (Ger)
Age 29 (16.04.87)
Reserve left-back who made his debut against Ukraine in 2012. Moved to the Bundesliga this season after eight seasons with Austria Vienna.

Kevin Wimmer
Tottenham Hotspur (Eng)
Age 23 (15.11.92)
Centre-back who has only played a handful of games for Spurs since joining from Cologne last summer. A fringe player for the national side since a debut as a substitute against the USA in November 2013.

David Alaba
Bayern Munich (Ger)
Age 23 (24.06.92)
Voted Austrian player of the year for the past five seasons, he is already one of the most successful players the country has ever produced after winning Bundesliga and Champions League titles with Bayern. Can also play at left-back. His father is from Nigeria and mother from the Philippines.

Julian Baumgartlinger
Mainz (Ger)
Age 28 (02.01.88)
Defensive midfielder, strong in the tackle and at holding onto the ball, although he sometimes let himself down with his crossing. In his fifth Bundesliga season with Mainz.

Stefan Ilsanker
RB Leipzig (Ger)
Age 27 (18.05.89)
Defensive midfielder who is generally a reserve choice for Austria. At one point he contemplated becoming goalkeeping before switching to the outfield.

Jakob Jantscher
Lucerne (Swi)
Age 27 (08.01.89)
Able to operate on the wing or in attack, he has played for clubs in Russia, Holland and now Switzerland.

Zlatko Junuzovic
Werder Bremen (Ger)
Age 28 (26.09.87)
Dead-ball specialist who is the creative heart of the midfield. Born in Bosnia and moved to Austria with his parents when he was five. Made his international debut against Canada in 2006.

Alessandro Schopf
Schalke (Ger)
Age 22 (07.02.94)
Made his international debut in March as an 87th-minute substitute against Albania. Joined Bayern Munich as a teenager but never played for the first team, later going to Nuremberg and signed for Schalke in January.


Marko Arnautovic
Stoke City (Eng)
Age 27 (19.04.89)
Sometimes compared to Zlatko Ibrahimovic for his build, ability and temperament, a fiery character who had gone off the rails several times before settling down at Stoke.

Martin Harnik
Stuttgart (Ger)
Age 29 (10.06.87)
Consistent if unspectacular goalscorer who is in his sixth season at Stuttgart. Born in Hamburg, he qualified for Austria through his father although has never lived in the country. Played in Euro 2008.

Lukas Hinterseer
Ingolstadt (Ger)
Age 25 (28.03.91)
Despite being raised in the ski resort of Kitzbuehel, he choose football and made his name with Wacker Innsbruck. Joined Ingolstadt in 2014, helping them to promotion last year and then scoring their first-ever Bundesliga goal this season. The grandson of alpine skier Ernest Hinterseer, who won the slalom gold medal at the 1960 Olympics.

Marc Janko
Basle (Swi)
Age 32 (25.06.83)
Physically imposing 6ft 5in centre-forward who has been playing for Austria for a decade. Well-travelled, having played in Holland, Portugal, Turkey, Australia and Switzerland.

Rubin Okotie
Munich 1860 (Ger)
Age 28 (06.06.87)
Centre-forward whose club career has been held back by moving around too much and is now in the German second tier. Born in Pakistan to a Nigerian father and Austrian mother, he has lived in Austria since he was four.

Marcel Sabitzer
RB Leipzig (Ger)
Age 22 (17.03.94)
Right-footed centre-forward who has been used sparingly since making his debut in 2012 against Romania. Spent a season with Rapid Vienna before moving to Germany.