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).


Leave a Comment

Dave Donnelly

More articles from Dave Donnelly

image description

Watch: Bohemians midfielder Fuad Sule discusses Ramadan on RTÉ doc

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, Jun 27 2017

The Bohemians midfielder juggles competitive football with abstaining from food and water during the day.... Read more

image description

UCD to host Dundalk in Leinster Senior Cup semi-finals

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, Jun 27 2017

Shelbourne will travel to play either St Patrick's Athletic or Firhouse Clover in the other semi.... Read more

image description

Linfield issue extraordinary statement in response to former Celtic player

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, Jun 27 2017

Former Celtic midfielder Joe Miller alleged made assertions in an interview with the Daily Record newspaper.... Read more

image description

Lorcan Shannon leaves Shelbourne by mutual consent

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, Jun 27 2017

The winger made 36 appearances for the Reds across two seasons.... Read more

image description

Watch: Massey and McEleney on target as Dundalk brush past Galway

by Dave Donnelly on Mon, Jun 26 2017

The Lilywhites are now seven points clear of second-placed Bray Wanderers.... Read more

image description Photographer: Cork City FC

Cork City stave off interest from UK to sign UCC defender Sean McLoughlin

by Dave Donnelly on Mon, Jun 26 2017

McLoughlin is the second UCC player to join City this summer, after Sean O'Mahony also put pen to paper.... Read more