McKay to face Wales

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay is the sole Hyundai A-League representative in the Qantas Socceroos 18-man squad that will take on Wales in the international friendly fixture at Cardiff City Stadium next Wednesday.

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay is the sole Hyundai A-League representative in the Qantas Socceroos 18-man squad that will take on Wales in the international friendly fixture at Cardiff City Stadium next Wednesday.

McKay, who has 16 national team caps to his name, is likely to line up alongside the likes of Australian veterans Mark Schwarzer, Tim Cahill, Lucas Neill and Brett Emerton in the first ever clash between the countries at senior men-s international level.

Head Coach Holger Osieck will assemble the players in Wales next Monday, keen to work his squad into shape especially with FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand also looming on the horizon.

In addition, the squad announcement brings welcome news to former Roar players Luke DeVere, Robbie Kruse and Michael Zullo who have also been selected by Osieck with DeVere the only uncapped member in the group.

This Qantas Socceroos match will be broadcast live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS 1 and FOX SPORTS 1HD from 4:30am AEST on Thursday 11 August 2011.

Qantas Socceroos squad: Tim CAHILL (Everton), Luke DeVERE (Gyeongnam FC), Brett EMERTON (Blackburn Rovers), Adam FEDERICI (gk) (Reading), Brett HOLMAN (AZ Alkmaar), Mile JEDINAK (Crystal Palace), Neil KILKENNY (Bristol City), Robbie KRUSE (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Scott MCDONALD (Middlesbrough), Matt MCKAY (Brisbane Roar), Lucas NEILL (Uncontracted), Mark SCHWARZER (gk) (Fulham), Matthew SPIRANOVIC (Urawa Red Diamonds), James TROISI (Kayserispor Kulubu), Carl VALERI (U.S. Sassuolo Calcio), Luke WILKSHIRE (Dinamo Moscow), Rhys WILLIAMS (Middlesbrough), Michael ZULLO (Utrecht).

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