Rebuilding under new Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has continued with four uncapped players and five A-League-based players brought into the squad for next week's international against Ecuador.
Veteran Australia captain Lucas Neill has bolstered his hopes of Brazil 2014 selection by signing with Watford following a break from club football.
New Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has retained veteran defender Lucas Neill as captain for the Socceroos match against Costa Rica on Tuesday.
Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has been appointed an ambassador for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima returned to the top of the J.League with a 1-1 draw against bottom side Oita Trinita, while Urawa Red Diamonds moved a point behind the top two with a 2-0 win over Shimizu S-Pulse.
J.League side Omiya Ardija have Australian defender Lucas Neill, with the 35-year-old set to start as soon as possible for fifth-placed team.