Everton attacking midfielder Tim Cahill and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer return to the Australian line-up for their international match against Wales on 10 August in Cardiff.
The England-based pair spearhead an 18-man squad announced by coach Holger Osieck, but striker Harry Kewell will not be playing. Osieck said the former Liverpool star was "not in very good shape".
Both Kewell and captain Lucas Neill have been released by their Turkish club Galatasaray but while Neill has maintained a training regime, Kewell has not been as diligent.
"There is a slight difference between the two of them - one is fit and one is not fit," Osieck told reporters. "Lucas has done a lot of work. He is in very good shape but Harry is not in very good shape."
Kewell also missed the home friendlies against New Zealand and Serbia in June and appears to be struggling to be ready for the Socceroos' opening FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Thailand in early September.
"We all know what value Harry brings to the team. I am really hoping he will be in game shape for the qualifiers," Osieck added.
Fourteen of the players were part of the squad that beat New Zealand 3-0 and drew 0-0 with Serbia in June - matches Cahill and Schwarzer missed after gruelling English Premier League seasons.
Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald also returns, while Korea Republic-based defender Luke DeVere also received a call-up.
Brett Emerton is set to become the second-most capped Socceroo behind Schwarzer (89), with the Blackburn midfielder set to equal Alex Tobin's tally of 87 internationals.
Goalkeepers: Adam Federici (Reading, England), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, England)
Defenders: Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam FC, Korea Republic), Lucas Neill (uncontracted), Matthew Spiranovic (Urawa Red Diamonds, Japan), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, Russia), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, England), Michael Zullo (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Midfielders: Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, England), Neil Kilkenny (Bristol City, England), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar), James Troisi (Kayserispor, Turkey), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo, Italy),
Forwards: Tim Cahill (Everton, England), Robbie Kruse (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough, England)