30 Aug 2012

Schwarzer set to play 100th match for country

5:50 am on 30 August 2012

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is set to become the first Australian to win 100 international caps after being named in the Socceroos squad for their World Cup qualifier against Jordan next month.

The 39-year-old Fulham goalkeeper could reach the figure in a friendly in Lebanon, five days before the fourth round Group B clash.

Australia drew their opening two fourth-round matches away to Oman and at home to Asian champions Japan as they bid to qualify for their third consecutive World Cup.

Japan lead the group on seven points from three matches with Iraq, Australia and Oman on two points and Jordan last on one.