Tim Cahill will join the Caltex Socceroos squad in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Play-off (CONCACAF-Asian Zone) on Monday (local time).
Cahill’s delayed departure to Honduras is part of the monitoring and rehabilitation process that has been put in place for an ankle injury that the Melbourne City FC attacker sustained on Friday night while playing in the Hyundai A-League.
Cahill was cleared of a fractured ankle on Saturday, however he will require continued assessment and treatment before a determination regarding his eligibility for the forthcoming matches is made by the Caltex Socceroos’ medical and coaching staff.
Football Federation Australia has can also advise that VfL Bochum attacker Robbie Kruse will not make the journey to Honduras.
Kruse remains part of the Caltex Socceroos’ squad for this month’s crunch play-off against Honduras, however like Mathew Leckie and Mark Milligan, Kruse will join the squad in Sydney ahead of the second-leg.
Caltex Socceroos 25-player squad for the following matches: 2018 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Play-off (CONCACAF-Asian Zone) v Honduras (San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Friday, November 10, 2017 and Sydney, Australia – Wednesday, November 15, 2017)
|Name||Club, Country||A-International Caps (Goals)|
|Aziz BEHICH||Bursaspor, TURKEY||17 (2)|
|Tim CAHILL||Melbourne City FC, AUSTRALIA||103 (50)|
|Milos DEGENEK||Yokohama F. Marinos, JAPAN||14 (0)|
|Alex GERSBACH||Rosenborg BK, NORWAY||4 (0)|
|Craig GOODWIN||Sparta Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS||3 (0)|
|Jackson IRVINE||Hull City AFC, ENGLAND||14 (1)|
|Mile JEDINAK||Aston Villa FC, ENGLAND||71 (15)|
|James JEGGO||SK Sturm Graz, AUSTRIA||0 (0)|
|Tomi JURIC||FC Luzern, SWITZERLAND||30 (8)|
|Matthew JURMAN||Suwon Samsung Bluewings, KOREA REPUBLIC||2 (0)|
|Robbie KRUSE||VfL Bochum, GERMANY||59 (5)|
|Mitchell LANGERAK (GK)||Levante UD, SPAIN||8 (0)|
|Mathew LECKIE||Hertha BSC, GERMANY||48 (6)|
|Massimo LUONGO||Queens Park Rangers FC, ENGLAND||31 (5)|
|Ryan MCGOWAN||Al-Sharjah SCC, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||20 (0)|
|Mark MILLIGAN||Melbourne Victory FC, AUSTRALIA||63 (6)|
|Aaron MOOY||Huddersfield Town AFC, ENGLAND||28 (5)|
|Josh RISDON||Western Sydney Wanderers FC, AUSTRALIA||4 (0)|
|Tom ROGIC||Celtic FC, SCOTLAND||31 (7)|
|Nikita RUKAVYTSYA||Maccabi Haifa FC, ISRAEL||15 (1)|
|Mathew RYAN (GK)||Brighton & Hove Albion FC, ENGLAND||39 (0)|
|Trent SAINSBURY||Jiangsu Suning FC, CHINA||31 (3)|
|James TROISI||Melbourne Victory, AUSTRALIA||35 (5)|
|Daniel VUKOVIC (GK)||KRC Genk, BELGIUM||0 (0)|
|Bailey WRIGHT||Bristol City FC, ENGLAND||19 (1)|