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Ikonomidis, Halloran, Brattan added to Australia squad

Ikonomidis, Halloran, Brattan added to Australia squadAustralia 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 (59/9) suffered a hamstring injury playing for Crystal Palace, Robbie Kruse (38/4) and Tomi Juric (13/2) have been allowed to return to their respective clubs and work on their fitness.

“Tomi (Juric) and Robbie (Kruse) have had recent injuries and after speaking to our medical staff we believe they are better served staying with their clubs to regain match fitness and not undertake the travel so they are available for matches in the next window,” Postecoglu told reporters.

Lazio youngster Chris Ikonomidis (1/0), Heidenheim forward Ben Halloran (6/0) and Brisbane Roar midfielder Luke Brattan (0/0) have been called as replacements.

Australia will host Bangladesh on Thursday, 3 September at nib Stadium in Perth, hoping to record the second win of the campaign.

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