Graham Arnold says the emerging talent he's gathering together for his first camp as new Socceroos boss gives him goosebumps.
The national team will return to Antalya, Turkey - the site of their pre-World Cup training camp - under Arnold's management for an eight-day training camp next week.
Uncapped players Denis Genreau, Ben Garuccio, Kenneth Dougall, John Iredale and Awer Mabil are among the names that will get the chance to forge international careers under Arnold.
The camp comes just four months before Australia prepare to defend the Asian Cup in UAE, and Arnold is confident of doing just that.
"When I look at the squad overall I get goosebumps," he said on Thursday.
"Last week I was down with the Olyroos in Canberra. I walked out of the camp so excited. We have some very good, flexible players.
"We go to the Asian Cup expecting to win every game and we go to the World Cup expecting to win games."
Arnold has restored World Cup hard-luck stories Alex Gersbach, Bailey Wright and Mitchell Langerak to the national set-up.
The squad of 31 features just two A-League players - Dimi Petratos and Josh Risdon - because Arnold wants to spend time with overseas-based players.
"I'll get to see every A-League game," Arnold said.
"If you're playing well in the A-League you'll get the opportunity with me ... the A-League is at the level where it produces the players for the Socceroos."
The four players that came closest to making Bert van Marwijk's final 23 for Russia - Fran Karacic, Nikita Rukavytsya and A-League pair James Troisi and Josh Brillante, have also been overlooked.
All but five players have been retained from the squad of 23 that represented Australia in Russia.
Mathew Leckie, Tom Rogic and Andrew Nabbout have been left out due to injury, Cahill has moved on and left-back James Meredith has been overlooked.
Fringe players Alex Susnjar, Mustafa Amini and Apostolos Giannou have also been selected.
The camp is the first since the Socceroos exited the World Cup at the group stage - but they won't play a match.
Australia's first clash under Arnold will come in the Middle East in October.
Then they'll head home for friendlies against South Korea in Brisbane on November 17, and Lebanon in Sydney three days later.
SOCCEROOS SQUAD FOR TURKEY TRAINING CAMP
Goalkeepers: Brad Jones, Mitchell Langerak, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic.
Defenders: Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Ben Garuccio, Alex Gersbach, Matthew Jurman, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Alex Susnjar, Bailey Wright.
Midfielders: Mustafa Amini, Kenneth Dougall, Denis Genreau, Ajdin Hrustic, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy.
Attackers: Daniel Arzani, Mitchell Duke, Apostolos Giannou, John Iredale, Tom Juric, Robbie Kruse, Awer Mabil, Jamie Maclaren, Dimi Petratos.
Australian Associated Press