SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Riley McGree of Adelaide United competes for the ball against Jaushua Sotirio of the Wanderers during the round 22 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United at Spotless Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed his 23-man squad for the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifiers in Tehran and Sydney on March 23 and March 28.

Postecoglou cut seven players for the double header against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates including Matt McKay, Awer Mabil and Alex Gersbach.

18-year-old Adelade United midfielder Riley McGree could be in line to make his international debut after he was one of the biggest surprises to make the squad.

SOCCEROOS SQUAD TO FACE IRAQ, UAE

FULL 23-MAN SQUAD BY POSITION

GOALKEEPERS

Mat Ryan (Genk, Belgium), Mitchell Langerak (Stuttgart, Germany), Danny Vukovic (Sydney FC)

DEFENDERS

Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC), Milos Degenek (Yokohama, Japan), Trent Sainsbury (Inter Milan, Italy), Rhys Williams (Perth Glory), Bailey Wright (Bristol City, England), Brad Smith (Bournemouth, England), Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, Turkey)

MIDFIELDERS

Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa, England), Mark Milligan (Baniyas, UAE), Jackson Irvine (Burton, England), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield, England), James Jeggo (Sturm Graz, Austria), Mustafa Amini (AGF, Denmark), Riley McGree (Adelaide), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers, England)

ATTACKERS

Tim Cahill (Melbourne City), Tomi Juric (FC Luzern, Switzerland), Mathew Leckie (FC Ingolstadt, Germany), Robbie Kruse (Liaoning Whowin, China), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory)

PLAYERS CUT

Alex Gersbach (Rosenborg, Norway), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), Ryan Edwards (Partick Thistle, Scotland), Awer Mabil (Esbjerg fB, Denmark), Chris Ikonomidis (AGF, Denmark), Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Nathan Burns (FC Tokyo, Japan)