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 eager to return to winning ways and they have already started the preparation for the upcoming qualifiers against Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.
The likes of Cahill, Aaron Mooy, Josh Risdon, Matt McKay, Bailey Wright, Mark Milligan, Tommy Oar, Tomi Juric, Massimo Luongo, James Troisi, Nathan Burns, Adam Federici and Alex Cisak all trained fully, but Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak trained away from the group.
The bad news for the fans is that defender Matthew Spiranovic picked up a calf injury. The Hangzhou footballer was assessed by the Australia national team medical stuff and he has not been given a green light to take part in the games against Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.
Coach Ange Postecoglou has decided not to add a replacement for Matthew Spiranovic to the Socceroos squad. The former Western Sydney Wanderers defender currently has 30 caps for Australia.
Australia take on Kyrgyzstan on Thursday at Caberra Stadium, whilst Ange Postecoglou’s men will face Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday.