Tim Cahill and James Meredith have been called up to Australia’s national squad.

The Socceroos take on Norway and Colombia later this month ahead of the World Cup in June.

Cahill has starred for the national team throughout his illustrious career, while Meredith has just two caps to his name.

The left-back has started every Championship game this season.

“Since my appointment with the Socceroos, my staff, scouts and I have monitored over 100 Australian players in the Hyundai A-League, as well as in leagues across Europe and Asia,” said Australia boss Bert van Marwijk.

“We are pleased with the initial 29 players we have picked for our upcoming games against Norway and Colombia and will finalise the squad next week.

“There are still a couple of weeks before the group gathers in Oslo, so we will continue to monitor the health and fitness of all the players in the preliminary squad, as well as those on our longer list of potential World Cup squad members.

“Our upcoming matches against Norway and Colombia will provide a great chance for the players selected to press their claims for Russia, however, the door remains ajar for all players not picked for the March window.”