(Sporting Alert) — Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is amongst the starters today for Australia in their crucial FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier with Oman.
Also starting is former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill as the Qantas Socceroos go for a victory that would give some breathing space in Group B.
James Holland, Luke Wilkshire, Robbie Kruse and Matt McKay also start for the home side at the ANZ Stadium.
Wigan 31-year-old goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is amongst the starters today for Oman, which sit fourth in the five team qualifying group.
Australia v Oman
Australia: Schwarzer, Cornthwaite, Thwaite, Wilkshire, Holman, Cahill, Jedinak, Holland, McKay, Kruse, Brosque
Subs: Ryan, McGowan, Zullo, Williams, Milligan, Thompson, Rogic, Oar, North, Galekovic, Djulbic, Bresciano
Oman: Al Habsi, Al Musalami, Abdul Salam Al Mukhaini, Saad Al Mukhaini, Al Farsi, Said, Mubarak, Raeed Saleh, Aziz, Hassan Al Gheilani, Al Hosni
Subs: Al Rusheidi, Al Owaisi, Hilal, Humaid Al Gheilani, Al Hadhri, Mohamed Al Maashari, Al Ajmi, Al-Qasmi, Al-Jalbobi, Nahar, Al Kasbi, Darwish
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)