Photo confirms Socceroos’ worst fears

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Arsenal’s Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi (R) vies with Huddersfield Town’s Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy (L)Supply:AFP

An update from English Leading League club Huddersfield City is anticipated to identify the likelihood of Aaron Mooy currently being a portion of Australia’s Asian Cup defence.

The 28-calendar year-outdated midfielder reportedly experienced a medial ligament pressure in the Terriers’ one- reduction to Arsenal on the weekend.

Socceroos healthcare staff members were being unaware of the extent of any injuries on Tuesday and were being awaiting an update from Huddersfield.

If the injuries is as poor as documented Mooy would practically definitely pass up Australia’s team phase matches towards Jordan, Palestine and Syria at the event in the UAE up coming thirty day period.

A 4-to-6 7 days layoff could continue to go away Mooy capable to engage in the latter phases of the event if mentor Graham Arnold chooses to pick him when he names his 23-person squad up coming 7 days.

Mooy’s injuries may possibly open up the doorway to Melbourne Victory midfielder James Troisi. The 2015 Asian Cup hero has not highlighted for the Socceroos soon after lacking out on this year’s Planet Cup squad.

But Troisi’s sort for the Victory in the A-League could drive him again into the set up, notably specified his large-video game knowledge for the countrywide workforce. A different likely identify who could advantage ought to Mooy be dominated out is Troisi’s Victory teammate Terry Antonis, who has been a significant portion of the team’s 5 straight A-League wins.

Fellow midfielder Tom Rogic is also reportedly having difficulties with a knee injuries, but when Socceroos staff members are awaiting an update from his Scottish club Celtic they are self-assured he’s in no threat of lacking the Asian Cup. Australia start off their title defence towards Jordan in Al Ain on January six.

 

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