Three of Asia's five 2018 World Cup representatives chose to name preliminary squads on or before the May 14 deadline.
All three nations were forced to make tough decisions, with newly appointed coaches Bert van Marwijk and Shin Tae-yong particularly determined to make their mark on their respective squads.
Here are the three surprise inclusions in each of the early lists:
Australia: Daniel Arzani
Van Marwijk went down the unusual route of naming two preliminary squads. A week after Australia's...