Injuries have forced Holger Osieck into making changes for the Qantas Socceroos squad to face Romania, with Mile Jedinak and Tommy Oar both ruled out.
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has made a number of changes to his squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Romania which will be played at the Estadio Ciudad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain on Wednesday 6 February 2013 (kick-off 8:45pm local, 6:45am AEDT).
Mile Jedinak and Tommy Oar have been ruled out due to injury and Mark Milligan has been brought in as the only replacement player.
This will be the first meeting between the Qantas Socceroos and Romania at senior men-s international level.
The Qantas Socceroos are currently ranked 36th in the FIFA World Rankings whilst Romania are 33rd (as of 19 December 2012).
The Qantas Socceroos are in second position of Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers with a win against Iraq (2-1), draws against Oman (0-0) and Japan (1-1) and a loss to Jordan (1-2) at the half way point of the final round. Romania are in third position of Group D in their 2014 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers after 4 matches.
This match will be broadcast Live and Exclusive by FOX SPORTS in Australia from 6:00am AEDT on Fox Sports 1HD and Fox Sports 1.
Qantas Socceroos Squad for Romania International Friendly - Wednesday 6 February 2013
NAME CLUB, COUNTRY Caps (goals) Mark BRESCIANO Al Gharafa, Qatar 64 (12) Alex BROSQUE Al-Ain Club, UAE 19 (5) Robert CORNTHWAITE Chunnam Dragons, Korea Republic 5 (2) Jason DAVIDSON SC Heracles Almelo, Netherlands 1 (0) Adam FEDERICI (gk) Reading FC, England 7 (0) James HOLLAND FK Austria Vienna, Austria 8 (0) Brett HOLMAN Aston Villa FC, England 57 (8) Robbie KRUSE Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany 21 (2) Mathew LECKIE FSV Frankfurt 1899, Germany 1 (0) Ryan McGOWAN Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, China PR 2 (0) Matt McKAY Changchun Yatai FC, China PR 33 (1) Mark MILLIGAN Melbourne Victory FC, Australia 18 (2) Lucas NEILL Al-Wasl Sports Club, UAE 88 (0) Nikita RUKAVYTSYA FSV Mainz, Germany 10 (1) Mark SCHWARZER (gk) Fulham FC, England 103 (0) Luke WILKSHIRE FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia 73 (7) Rhys WILLIAMS Middlesbrough FC, England 10 (0) Michael ZULLO FC Utrecht, Netherlands 9 (0) As at Monday 4 February 2013
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