Socceroos weekend report card
Ahead of two huge World Cup qualifiers, we look at who played and who's in form from the weekend action06 November 2017 | FT Editor
We're familiar with the higher profile players in the Socceroos squad and how they fared on the weekend. Tim Cahill was injured - but is hopefully okay; Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy both had wins in the Premier League; Robbie Kruse is also injured and receiving treatment in Australia; captain Mile Jedinak is coming back from injury. But what about the other 20 men selected by Ange Postecoglou as part of the Socceroos 25 for the next two games?
We take a look at their matches, the result for their club, and whether and how long they played in their final club fixture before two of the most important games they will play in their international careers.
- Mitch Langerak: Levante lost 2-3 v Girona. Mitch did not play and wasn't named on the bench.
- Mat Ryan: Brighton won 0-1 v Swansea City. Mat played.
- Danny Vukovic: Genk had a 0-0 draw v Lokeren. Danny was named Man of the Match.
- Aziz Behich: Bursaspor drew 2-2 v Kasimpasa. Aziz received a yellow card and scored a stoppage time goal.
- Milos Degenek: Most recent game was weekend before last with a 2-1 loss v Jubilo Iwata. Milos played.
- Alex Gersbach: Rosenborg lost 2-1 to Aalesund. Alex was on the bench but didn't play.
- Craig Goodwin: Sparta Rotterdam had 0-0 draw v Heerenveen. Craig came on as a substitute in the 59th minute. The other Aussie at Rotterdam, 24-year-old midfielder Ken Dougall, played a full game.
- Matthew Jurman: Suwon Bluewings had a 0-0 draw v Jeju United. Matt was named on the bench but did not play.
- Ryan McGowan (main picture with Tom Rogic): Al Sharjah defeated Emirates 1-0. Ryan played a full match.
- Josh Risdon: Western Sydney Wanderers drew 1-1 with Newcastle Jets the weekend before last. Josh played a full match. The Wanderers meet Melbourne Victory tonight, but Josh has already left for Honduras.
- Trent Sainsbury: Jiangsu Suning won the final game of the Chinese Super League season 2-3 v Shanghai SIPG. Trent played a full game.
- Bailey Wright: Bristol City defeated Cardiff City 2-1. Bailey did not play and was not named on the bench.
- Jackson Irvine: Hull City had a 4-1 loss to Sheffield United. Jackson played almost a full game, substituted in the 83rd minute.
- Mile Jedinak: Aston Villa lost 1-2 to Sheffield Wednesday. Mile was named on the bench but did not play.
- James Jeggo: Sturm Graz had a 0-0 draw v Rapid Wien. James played a full match, picking up a yellow card in the 55th minute.
- Massimo Luongo: A 4-0 loss for Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest. Mass played a full match.
- Mark Milligan: Mark played in Melbourne Victory's 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners the weekend before last. He is expected to play in tonight's A-League match v Western Sydney Wanderers also. He didn't travel to Honduras due to international suspension.
- Aaron Mooy: A win for Huddersfield Town, 1-0 v West Bromwich Albion. Aaron played a full game.
- Tom Rogic: Celtic had another win, this time against St Johnstone, 0-4. Tom came on in the 60th minute.
- James Troisi: Played a full game in Melbourne Victory's 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners the weekend before last. He will not play in tonight's game, having already left for Honduras.
- Tim Cahill: He played for 24 minutes in the top-of-the-table match between Melbourne City and Sydney FC until he limped off with an ankle injury. He has recovered sufficiently to travel to Honduras today. Melbourne City lost the match, 0-1.
- Tom Juric: Tomi is in scoring form, scoring Luzern's 3rd goal in the 54th minute against St Gallen for a 3-0 win.
- Robbie Kruse: Robbie did not play in Bochum's 0-0 draw v Kaiserslautern, but has travelled to Australia early for treatment on an injured knee.
- Mathew Leckie: Mathew did not play in Hertha Berlin's 3-3 draw with Wolfsburg. He is serving an international suspension, and is training in Australia awaiting the return of the squad after Saturday's first leg.
- Nikita Rukavytsya: Maccabi Haifa defeated Bnei Sakhnin, 2-0. Captain, Nikita Rukavytsya, who is the club's leading goalscorer, did not play and was not on the bench.
The first leg qualifier kicks-off on Saturday 11 November at 9am AEDT. The second leg will be played at Stadium Australia on Wednesday 15 November with an 8pm kick-off. Tickets are available here.
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