The Socceroos can count themselves lucky.
Harry Kewell has left Socceroos great Tim Cahill out of his all-time Australian XI.
Kewell opted for himself and Mark Viduka ahead of Cahill, who is Australia’s leading goalscorer.
“I’m definitely playing up front! And of course, it has to be Dukes (Viduka) as well,” he said when picking a side for ESPN from his Socceroos teammates during his 16-year international career.
“I loved every moment I played in the green and gold jersey. There’s no special moment because I enjoyed every moment.”
Kewell, now under 21 coach at English Premier League side Watford, chose a 4-4-2 formation without Cahill or current Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak.
He named Guus Hiddink, who took Australia past the group stage at the 2006 World Cup, as manager.
Kewell’s XI: Mark Schwarzer, Kevin Muscat, Craig Moore, Lucas Neill, Stan Lazaridis, Brett Emerton, Vince Grella, Josip Skoko, Mark Bresciano, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka.