lose striker Tomi Juric with knee damage for World Cup qualifier against Thailand

lose striker Tomi Juric with knee damage for World Cup qualifier against Thailand

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He will be supplanted by China-based standby Apo Giannou, who is en route to Bangkok for the November 15 conflict.

Juric limped off the field eight minutes into his match for Swiss outfit FC Luzern on Sunday with suspected tendon harm.

“We have had affirmation from the restorative staff at Luzern that Tomi has endured a knee damage that will preclude him of the match against Thailand,” Australia mentor Ange Postecoglou said in an announcement.

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“In the course of the most recent year and a half we have endeavored to guarantee we have profundity and we have full confidence in Apo to join the squad and take care of business.”

The news is another harm blow for Australia after foot issues discounted midfielder Massimo Luongo and go down goalkeeper Mitch Langerak for the amusement in Bangkok, which denote the midpoint of the Socceroos’ last stage making a course for Russia 2018.

Luke Brattan has been rung to supplant Luongo after he was cut from Postecoglou’s broadened 30-man squad a week ago, while Swansea City gloveman Mark Birighitti ventures in for Langerak.

Sitting second out of six groups in Group B – between pioneers Saudi Arabia and Japan – Australia needs three focuses against last-set Thailand to remain in the chase for programmed capability as one of the main two sides.

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