“We’ve decided to rule Mile out of the Oman game after he copped an ankle injury against Kuwait,” said Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou.
“He’s not quite right to play and at this stage of the tournament we are better to give it a few days extra rest and we will re-assess where he’s at for the game against Korea Republic.
“While it is not ideal for Mile to miss the game I’m confident we have the players and depth to be able to cover for not having him out there.
“We worked hard on increasing our depth over the last 6 months leading into the Asian Cup and that has us in a good position to be able to cover for the loss of a player of Mile’s calibre.”
Australia v Oman
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Tuesday 13 January
8pm kick off (AEDT)