Osieck calls on nine A-League players in his squad to face Saudi Arabia on February 29, also summoning some wise heads from Asia - including Mark Bresciano - and Europe
Mark Bresciano and Michael Thwaite have been called in from cold for the match at Melbourne's AAMI Park, while nine A-League players have been summoned.
Bresciano has not played for Australia since the 2010 World Cup but is back in the fold in his home town after impressing with his UAE club side Al Nasr, while Gold Coast United's Thwaite gets a chance to add to the six international caps he collected between 2005 and 2007. He has not played since before the 2007 Asian Cup.
The other shock selections see young Melbourne Heart full-back Michael Marrone given his first chance, while David Carney's recent move to Bunyodkor in Uzbekistan has paid dividends with the left-back also included.
Carney has not played since March 2011, making just a handful of appearances at club level since.
There are nine A-League players summoned, including Melbourne Victory trio Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan and Harry Kewell and Sydney FC duo Brett Emerton and Nick Carle.
Two A-League players, Brisbane Roar's Erik Paartalu and teenage Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Mat Ryan, appear in their first squads.
Lucas Neill will captain the side, while established number one Mark Schwarzer returns from England to take his place in what would be his 95th match.
Experienced attacker Tim Cahill has unsurprisingly been left at his club after an injury-hit season.
Asian-based defenders Sasa Ognenovski, Matthew Spiranovic and Jade North are included as is J-League striker Alex Brosque, Utrecht's Adam Sarota and Kayserispor's James Troisi.
“This match is as important as any match we play to further build on what we have achieved so far,” said Osieck in a statement.
“Each match we play is a chance for players to prove themselves and their position in the squad. The players included from the A-League will get a closer look throughout the camp and I will make up my mind if I play them from our sessions.”
Squad as follows:
Goalkeepers: Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Mat Ryan (Central Coast Mariners)
Defenders: Lucas Neill (Al Jazira), David Carney (Bunyodkor), Michael Marrone (Melbourne Heart), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Jade North (Consadole Sapporo), Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa), Matt Spiranovic (Urawa Reds), Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United)
Midfielders: Mark Bresciano (Al Nasr), Nick Carle (Sydney FC), Brett Emerton (Sydney FC), Erik Paartalu (Brisbane Roar), Adam Sarota (Utrecht), James Troisi (Kayserispor)
Strikers: Alex Brosque (Shimizu S-Pulse, Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)