The Hyundai A-League is full of players with the kind of international experience Bert van Marwijk may desire for the FIFA World Cup.
As the new manager sits down to pick his first squad, which Australian-based former national team members are in line for a recall?
Here are eight players that could be in contention for this month’s friendlies.
Leads the league in passes but it’s his defensive work that makes him invaluable to Graham Arnold and Sydney FC.
Hard-working Brillante, who was on the cusp of selection for Brazil 2014, has gone to another level at the heart of the champions’ midfield.
There are few concerns over a fit Franjic’s ability to adapt to international football.
Although he plays further afield for Brisbane Roar, the versatile 30-year-old might still be eyeing off the right-back spot that was initially his four years ago.
Is it time for the attacking midfielder to reconsider his international retirement?
Past links with Van Marwijk have led to talk of a comeback, while four goals from 12 appearances show he retains a nose for goal.
Experienced, reliable and ready to go – Wilkinson could be just the man Van Marwijk is looking for in defence.
Didn’t let anyone down in Brazil and has maintained his high standards since joining Sydney FC.
The durable 80-cap veteran hasn’t put a foot wrong since returning home from a long stint in the Russian Premier League.
Looms as a short-term solution to the problematic right-back position.
Simply a more rounded, assured left-back than the player who won 10 caps between 2009 and 2013.
Leroy George is the only player to have provided more assists than Zullo’s eight.
Though his case hasn’t been helped by Victory’s inconsistency, Williams has showcased his class this campaign and just as importantly remained injury-free.
Could be set for redemption after being robbed of a place at South Africa 2010.
Looking sharper each week as he enjoys a sustained run in Melbourne Victory’s starting side.
An international since 2012, the 24-year-old produced perhaps his best game yet in the win over Adelaide United and still has plenty left to give.