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Burns replaces Jeggo for key Australia World Cup qualifiers

Published on: 18 March 2017

Sydney: Austria-based midfielder James Jeggo has been ruled out of Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Iraq in Tehran on Thursday and the United Arab Emirates in Sydney five days later through injury.

The uncapped Jeggo, who currently plays for Sturm Graz, has been ruled out with a minor glute strain and will be replaced in the squad by FC Tokyo star Nathan Burns.

The squad includes experienced stars Mile Jedinak, Tim Cahill, Aaron Mooy, Mat Ryan, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Robbie Kruse, Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan as well as six Hyundai A-League players.

The team will begin assembling in Tehran on Sunday ahead of next week's clash with Iraq.

Name

Club

Mustafa AMINI

AGF Aarhus, DENMARK

Aziz BEHICH

Bursaspor, TURKEY

Tim CAHILL

Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA

Milos DEGENEK

Yokohama F Marinos, JAPAN

Rhyan GRANT

Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA

Jackson IRVINE

Burton Albion FC, ENGLAND

Mile JEDINAK

Aston Villa FC, ENGLAND

Nathan BURNS

FC Tokyo, JAPAN

Tomi JURIC

FC Luzern, SWITZERLAND

Robbie KRUSE

Liaoning Whowin FC, CHINA

Mitchell LANGERAK

VfB Stuttgart FC, GERMANY

Mathew LECKIE

FC Ingolstadt 04, GERMANY

Massimo LUONGO

  Queens Park Rangers FC, ENGLAND

Riley McGREE

Adelaide United FC, AUSTRALIA

Mark MILLIGAN

Baniyas FC, UAE

Aaron MOOY

Huddersfield Town AFC, ENGLAND

Mathew RYAN

KRC Genk, BELGIUM

Trent SAINSBURY

FC Internazionale Milano, ITALY

Brad SMITH

AFC Bournemouth, ENGLAND

James TROISI

Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA

Daniel VUKOVIC

Sydney FC, AUSTRALIA

Rhys WILLIAMS

Perth Glory FC, AUSTRALIA

Bailey WRIGHT

Bristol City FC, ENGLAND

Source; Football Federation of Australia / Photo: AFP

Source: the-afc.com

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