Antonis ruled out of Socceroo squad for Japan clash

Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis has been ruled out of the Socceroo squad for the clash with Japan in Osaka on 18 November.

Antonis was involved in a minor traffic accident while driving to Sydney Airport to travel to Japan on Sunday evening.

Antonis was transported to hospital suffering head and neck pain. He was released later on Sunday evening after undergoing scans at the hospital that cleared him of any major injury.

Following a medical examination by the Sydney FC Club Doctor on Monday, the Socceroo medical staff and Head Coach Ange Postecoglou ruled him out of the match as it was not in Terry’s best interests to fly to Japan.

Sydney FC will monitor his physical recovery and follow the “FFA Concussion Policy” before Antonis is able to return to the field.

Postecoglou has named Swiss-based midfielder Oliver Bozanic as Antonis’ replacement in the squad.

The 23-man Socceroos squad is:


Club, Country

A International Caps (Goals)

Aziz Behich

Bursaspor, Turkey

6 (2)

Oliver Bozanic

Luzern, Switzerland

5 (0)

Mark Bresciano

Al Gharafa, Qatar

80 (13)

Joshua Brillante

ACF Fiorentina, Italy

5 (0)

Tim Cahill

New York Red Bulls, USA

75 (35)

Jason Davidson

West Bromwich Albion F.C., England

13 (0)

Ivan Franjic

FK Torpedo Moskva, Russia

11 (0)

Chris Herd

Aston Villa, England

3 (0)

James Holland

FK Austria Vienna, Austria

15 (0)

Mile Jedinak

Crystal Palace FC, England

51 (6)

Robbie Kruse

TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany

31 (3)

Mitchell Langerak (gk)

B.V. Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany

5 (0)

Mathew Leckie

FC Ingolstadt 04, Germany

15 (1)

Massimo Luongo

Swindon Town FC, England

4 (0)

Matt McKay

Brisbane Roar, Australia

49 (1)

Mark Milligan

Melbourne Victory FC, Australia

33 (2)

Mitch Nichols

Perth Glory, Australia

4 (0)

Aaron Mooy

Melbourne City, Australia

3 (3)

Mat Ryan (gk)

Club Brugge KV, Belgium

12 (0)

Trent Sainsbury

P.E.C. Zwolle, Netherlands

3 (0)

Nikolai Topor-Stanley

Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Australia

4 (0)

James Troisi

S.V. Zulte Waregem, Belgium

15 (1)

Alex Wilkinson

Jeonbuk Hyundai FC, Korea Republic

10 (0)


Japan v Australia

18 November 2014

Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka

Kick-Off 7.20pm (9.20pm AEDT)

The Japan v Australia match will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS and ABC TV.