Milligan ruled out of Socceroo squad for Japan clash

Melbourne Victory midfielder Mark Milligan has been ruled out of the Socceroo squad for the clash with Japan after failing to recover from a knee injury he suffered in last weekend’s Hyundai A-League clash with the Newcastle Jets.

Milligan’s departure was delayed a day to see if his knee settled down following the injury but he was today ruled out of the match and will not travel to Japan.

Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou has decided not to replace Milligan in the squad, which will now contain 22 players for the week-long training camp and match against Japan in Osaka on 18 November.

The 22-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)

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.