Austrian-based midfielder James Jeggo has been ruled out of the Caltex Socceroos’ two crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Iraq (March 23 in Tehran) and the UAE (March 28 in Sydney) through injury.
The uncapped Jeggo has been ruled out with a minor glute strain and will be replaced in the squad by Japanese-based Nathan Burns.
The squad includes experienced stars Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill, Aaron Mooy, Mat Ryan, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Robbie Kruse, Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan as well as six Hyundai A-League players.
The team will begin assembling in Tehran on Sunday night ahead of next Thursday’s clash with Iraq.
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – MATCH DETAILS
Iraq v Caltex Socceroos
Thursday 23 March
PAS Stadium, Tehran (Iran)
Kick off 4.30pm (11pm AEDT)
Caltex Socceroos v United Arab Emirates
Tuesday 28 March 2016
Sydney Football Stadium
Kick off 8pm
Both matches will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and the Nine Network.
TICKET DETAILS (Sydney match)
For more information regarding ticketing please visit www.socceroos.com.au/tickets
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