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Latest on national teams from Asia, including team news, suspensions and managerial changes.

Apostolos Giannou talks up Australia call-up

Giannou

Guanzhou R&F January addition from Asteras Tripolis, Apostolos Giannou, has put himself at disposal to the Australian national team. Despite the fact he appeared in a friendly for Greece last year in a goalless draw against Turkey, Greek Super League top-scorer Giannou would like to play for the Socceroos. Apostolos ...

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Tomi Juric doubtful for Australia’s World Cup qualifiers

Tomi Juric doubtful for Australia’s World Cup qualifiers

Australia attacker Tomi Juric suffered a knee injury while training with Eredivisie team Roda JC, and it remains to be seen if he will recover in time to play for the Socceroos in March World Cup qualifiers. Reports in Australia suggest that the 24-year-old striker could be out of contention ...

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Australia’s Matthew Spiranovic out of Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh

Australia's Matthew Spiranovic out of Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh

Experienced defender Matthew Spiranovic has been ruled out of upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers through injury, it has been revealed. Following three consecutive wins over the likes of Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh and Tajikistan, Australia suffered a 2-0 loss to Jordan in their last 2018 World Cup qualifying match. The Socceroos are ...

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Postecoglu unveils Socceroos squad for Jordan qualifier

Australia's Matthew Spiranovic out of Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh

Australia coach Ange Postecoglu has announced a 23-man squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Jordan. The Socceroos have been quite convincing at the start of the qualifying campaign, defeating Kyrgyzstan (2-1), Bangladesh (5-0) and Tajikistan (3-0) and they will want the trend to continue. The latest Australia ...

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Australia’s Robbie Kruse suffers calf muscle injury

Australia's Robbie Kruse suffers calf injury

The injury nightmare for Australia winger Robbie Kruse (38/4) continues as the Stuttgart footballer is set for a new spell on the sidelines. The 26-year-old has suffered a muscle tear in his right calf, the Bundesliga side have moved to reveal. And with Kruse expected to miss at least four ...

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Oliver Bozanic nears return to Australia soccer team

Oliver Bozanic nears return to Australia soccer team

Melbourne Victory’s latest signing Oliver Bozanic hopes to return to international fold after missing the 2018 World Cup qualifiers vs Bangladesh and Tajikistan. The 26-year-old, who represented Australia at the 2014 World Cup, was overlooked by coach Ange Postecoglu for September matches due to lack of action at club level. ...

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Ikonomidis, Halloran, Brattan added to Australia squad

Ikonomidis, Halloran, Brattan added to Australia squad

Australia coach Ange Postecoglu has made a total of three changes to the squad selected for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan. The Socceroos boss originally named 23 players to the roster, but he was forced to make several alterations due to injury problems. While Mile Jedinak ...

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Australia’s Mile Jedinak picks up hamstring injury

Ikonomidis, Halloran, Brattan added to Australia squad

Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak is expected to miss the 2018 World Cup qualifiers vs Bangladesh and Tajikistan through injury. The 31-year-old was named in Ange Postecoglu’s 23-man squad for the September qualifiers, but it looks as though he will be forced to withdraw from the roster. Namely, Jedinak suffered a ...

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