Austria coach Marcel Koller.

Four uncapped players in Austria squad for World Cup qualifier in Dublin
Published: May 23, 2017

Austria have named four uncapped players in their squad for the World Cup qualifier with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 11th.

 

Among them are two uncapped goalkeepers. Daniel Bachmann of Stoke City and Markus Kuster of SV Mattersburg, who have been included in previous squads.

 

The Austrians arrive in Dublin in need of at least a draw after falling to a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture in Vienna thanks to James McClean's second-half strike.

 

Marcel Koller's side sit in fourth place with seven points, four points behind leaders Serbia and Ireland on 11, having also lost away to the Serbs in October.

 

Included for the first time is 18-year-old Augsburg defender Kevin Danso, who was born in Austria before being raised in Milton Keynes in England, and Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Konrad Laimer.

 

The most experienced member of the squad is captain Marc Janko, whom Bohemians fans will know from his goal for Salzburg that eliminated Pat Fenlon's side from the Champions League in 2009.

 

Vice-captain David Alaba is included in an experienced midfield selection that also includes 50+ cap veterans in Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Baumgartner and Zlato Junuzovic Werder Bremen.

 

Goalkeepers: Daniel Bachmann (Stoke City / ENG, 0 caps), Heinz Lindner (Eintracht Frankfurt / GER, 10), Markus Kuster (SV Bauwelt Koch Mattersburg, 0);


 

Defenders: Kevin Danso (FC Augsburg / GER, 0), Aleksandar Dragovic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen / GER, 56/1), Martin Hinteregger (FC Augsburg, GER, 24/1), Stefan Lainer (FC RB Salzburg, (FC RB Salzburg, 1/0), Valentino Lazaro (FC RB Salzburg, 7/0), Sebastian Prödl (FC Watford / ENG, 62/4), Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham Hotspur FC / ENG, 8/0);


 

Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich / GER, 56/11), Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer 04 Leverkusen / GER, 53/1), Florian Grillitsch (SV Werder Bremen / GER, 1/0), Martin Harnik (Hannover 96 / GER, 65/15), Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen / GER, 54/7), Florian Kainz (SV Werder Bremen / GER, 1/0), Konrad Laimer (FC RB Salzburg, 0), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) / GER, 27/4), Louis Schaub (SK Rapid, 2/0);


 

Forwards: Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04 / GER, 10/0), Michael Gregoritsch (Hamburger SV / GER, 2/0), Marc Janko (FC Basel 1893 / CH, 63/28).


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