Gray Surman has named his 23-man Austria U19 squad for the UEFA 2015 Qualifiers in the Netherlands next week, recalling two players unavailable to him last month through injury, while giving six further players their first international call-ups.
With new UEFA regulations coming in ahead of the first qualifying ties, players ineligible through age for the finals tournament are not permitted to play in any qualifying round, so a staggering nine players were automatically ruled-out from the previous squad (though several have been named for Austria U21).
As expected, the squad is mainly made up from youngsters from Red Bull Salzburg, and the two Viennese powerhouses. Austria’s three qualifying fixtures will take place in Enschede, Netherlands as they will look to overcome the hosts as well as Andorra and Estonia. A top two finish in the ground guarantees progression to the next phase.
CURRENT SQUAD GK Bernd Eckert SK Rapid Wien GK Steffen Gutzeit SK Rapid Wien GK Jakob Hochleitner Red Bull Salzburg DR Moritz Gimpl Red Bull Salzburg DL Johann Hofer FK Austria Wien DC Michael Lercher - DC Marco Oberst Red Bull Salzburg DC Jonas Ostermann Red Bull Salzburg DC Marcel Probst Red Bull Salzburg DR Armin Samitsch SK Rapid Wien DC René Schröder Red Bull Salzburg DC Philip Schuster FK Austria Wien DL Dominik Winkler FK Austria Wien DM Stefan Bergmeister Red Bull Salzburg ML Florian Horak FK Austria Wien AM Kevin Lang FK Austria Wien AC Jonas Littmann SK Rapid Wien MC Andreas Pavlov SK Rapid Wien MC Mario Wolf SK Rapid Wien ST Marian Berger FK Austria Wien ST Wolfgang Maak Red Bull Salzburg ST Daniel Rauch Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) ST Steffen Stark SK Rapid Wien