• Absentee... Tim Cahill will not line up for the Socceroos against Romania after being left out of Holger Osieck's squad. (Getty)
Tim Cahill is the most notable omission from Australia coach Holger Osieck's 19-player Socceroos squad for the international against Romania next week.
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30 Jan 2013 - 11:59 AM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2013 - 2:07 PM

Cahill, a veteran of 33 matches for the Socceroos, has been in pre-season training with his Major League Soccer club - New York Red Bulls - but was overlooked for the match.

Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams is back in the national team setup after a protracted run of injuries, where he'll be joined by three other players returning to the squad: Jason Davidson, Adam Federici and Michael Zullo.

Korea Republic-based defender Robert Cornthwaite kept his place, after his surprise selection as an injury replacement player for Australia's EAFF East Asian Cup qualifying campaign in December, 2011.