Austria coach Dietmar Constantini has recalled Paul Scharner and Marko Arnautović to his squad for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Belgium.
Scharner won the last of his 30 caps in March, while SV Werder Bremen forward Arnautović has made five appearances for Austria, most recently in a 2-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Romania on 1 April 2009. Fabian Koch's fine start to the season with FC Wacker Innsbruck has been rewarded with a first call-up, but Manuel Ortlechner and David Alaba are missing with ankle injuries while Ümit Korkmaz and Christoph Leitgeb have been left out.
Austria, who started their Group A campaign with a 2-0 win against Kazakhstan earlier this month, play Azerbaijan on 8 October in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion and then travel to Brussels to tackle Belgium four days later.
Goalkeepers: Christian Gratzei (SK Sturm Graz), Michael Gspurning (Xanthi FC), Jürgen Macho (Panionios GSS).
Defenders: Aleksandar Dragović (FK Austria Wien), Christian Fuchs (1. FSV Mainz 05), Fabian Koch (FC Wacker Innsbruck), Emanuel Pogatetz (Hannover 96), Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen), Thomas Schrammel (SV Ried).
Midfielders: Julian Baumgartlinger (FK Austria Wien), Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart), Jakob Jantscher (FC Salzburg), Zlatko Junuzović (FK Austria Wien), Veli Kavlak (SK Rapid Wien), Florian Klein (FK Austria Wien), Paul Scharner (West Bromwich Albion FC), Franz Schiemer (FC Salzburg).
Forwards: Marko Arnautović (SV Werder Bremen), Erwin Hoffer (1. FC Kaiserslautern), Marc Janko (FC Twente), Roland Linz (FK Austria Wien), Stefan Maierhofer (MSV Duisburg), Roman Wallner (FC Salzburg).
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