Vidosic out of Socceroos squad

Dario Vidosic will miss the Qantas Socceroos East Asian Cup qualifiers with a knee injury.

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today confirmed that Dario Vidosic had been withdrawn from his squad for the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) East Asian Cup 2013 qualifying tournament due to a knee injury.

At this stage no additional player has been called in to replace Vidosic.

The Qantas Socceroos assembled in Sydney today for a pre-tournament camp that will run from 26-29 November before departing for Hong Kong on Friday 30 November. Osieck will name his final squad that will travel to the tournament on Thursday 29 November.

The teams that will participate in the EAFF East Asian Cup for men are Japan, Korea Republic & China PR with a fourth team determined by a qualification process. The qualifiers for the men-s edition of the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 will be played in Hong Kong from 1-9 December 2012 and will involve teams from Australia, Chinese-Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong & DPR Korea.

The EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 will be held concurrently in Seoul, Korea Republic from 20-28 July 2013.