While Mark Milligan and Mathew Leckie remain suspended, there are a number of key Caltex Socceroos who are now off the yellow card hook in San Pedro Sula ahead of the first leg of their winner-takes-all World Cup qualifier with Honduras.
The situation of yellow cards was looked by FIFA and as there was a disproportion of matches by Australia and Honduras, this inequality was considered an exceptional circumstance and therefore the Committee decided to cancel all single cautions received by the players from Australia for the intercontinental play-off matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia .
Those Australian players who no longer run the yellow card tightrope are:
- Tom Rogic
- Mile Jedinak
- Massimo Luongo
- Ryan McGowan
- Jackson Irvine
- Robbie Kruse (injured for first leg)
- Milos Degenek
- Josh Risdon
- Tomi Juric
However, suspended Honduras players Alberth Elis and Maynor Figueroa will remain ineligible for the first leg.
Likewise, Mark Milligan and Mathew Leckie both will miss the match in San Pedro Sula on Friday (Saturday AEDT) for the Australians.
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