Viduka Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season
Middlesbrough have confirmed that Qantas Socceroo striker Mark Viduka will miss the remainder of the English Premier League season, after re-injuring his troublesome hamstring last weekend.
Middlesbrough have confirmed that Qantas Socceroo striker Mark Viduka (pictured right) will miss the remainder of the English Premier League season, after re-injuring his troublesome hamstring last weekend.
The news is a blow to Australia-s crucial World Cup preparations at the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005, as he is crucial to our chances of making it through to the 2006 World Cup.
Viduka-s comeback last weekend lasted just 12 minutes against Crystal Palace, after initially injuring himself on Boxing Day.
His manager Steve McLaren said he wants the Australian star to prepare himself for the start of next season.
If Viduka is unable to play at the Confederations Cup in June, he may join Liverpool striker/midfielder Harry Kewell on the sidelines, who is also unlikely to play again this season because of a nagging groin injury.
Caltex Socceroo Arzani seals loan move to Celtic
Caltex Socceroos whiz kid Daniel Arzani has secured his loan move to Scottish champions Celtic from Manchester City. The Hoops revealed the acquisition of the Aussie starlet on Friday night (AEST), subject to an international clearance. Arzani joined the Premier League
FFA Chairman Lowy announces he will not seek re-election
The Chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), Mr Steven Lowy AM, said today he did not intend to seek re-election when his term expires in November this year. Mr Lowy said he wanted to foreshadow his intention now, ahead of the 30 September deadline for nominations, to