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Australia

TEAM ANALYSIS: The Socceroos didn’t exactly have a smooth path to qualifying for the World Cup, and after some inconsistent performances it’s hard to see them advancing past the Group Stage. If they are going to move on, Aaron Mooy will need to lead the way. Fortunately he has had very few injury concerns in his young career. Overall the team is fit and will begin the tournament a Low Injury Risk. While Australia has a strong midfield, they lack a playmaker to take over in the final third.

 

OVERALL INJURY RISK: LOW

 

Mathew Ryan G, Brighton

  • Cyst in hip removed (December 2016, missed 6 weeks)
  • Sprained ankle (September 2016, missed 3 weeks)
  • Partial tear to right meniscus (August 2015, missed 11 weeks)

Milos Degenek D, Yokohama

  • Left ACL sprain (September 2016, missed 4.5 weeks)
  • Achilles tendon tear (March2014, missed 40 weeks)

Trent Sainsbury D, Grasshoppers

  • Unknown injury (February 2018, missed 5 weeks)
  • Groin injury (June 2017, missed 8 weeks)
  • Back injury (March 2015, missed 2.5 weeks)
  • Broken kneecap (February 2014, missed 20 weeks)

Mile Jedinak M, Aston Villa

  • Minor thigh muscle strain (January 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Groin injury (September 2017, missed 6 weeks)
  • Thigh injury (September 2015, missed 4.5 weeks)

Jackson Irvine M, Hull City

  • Groin injury (February 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Malleolar injury (March 2016, missed 3 weeks)
  • Nasal fracture (January 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Knee injury (March 2015, missed 1 week)

Aaron Mooy M, Huddersfield Town

  • Left knee infection from gash (February2018, missed 4 weeks)

Tomas Rogic M, Celtic

  • Knee injury (December 2017 2018, missed 10 weeks)
  • Malleolar injury (December 2016, missed 15 weeks)
  • Concussion (April 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Knock (January2016, missed 3 weeks)
  • Hamstring Injury (November 2015, missed 1 week)

Mathew Leckie F, Hertha BSC

  • Strained hamstring (October 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Contusion (February 2017, missed 1.5 weeks)
  • Ruptured intra-articular ligament in the ankle (August 2015, missed 1 week)

Tomi Juric F, FC Luzern

  • Knee injury (May 2018, missed 3 weeks)
  • Back injury (April 2018, missed 2 weeks)
  • Right knee medial ligament damage (November 2016, missed 8 weeks)
  • Torn lateral ligament right knee (January 2016, missed 7.5 weeks)
  • Groin injury (November 2015, missed 4 weeks)

 

Group ARussia / Saudi Arabia / Egypt / Uruguay 

Group BPortugal / Spain / Morocco / Iran

Group CFrance / Australia / Peru / Denmark

Group DArgentina / Iceland / Croatia / Nigeria

Group EBrazil / Switzerland / Costa Rica / Serbia

Group FGermany / Mexico / Sweden / South Korea

Group GBelgium / Panama / Tunisia / England

Group HPoland / Senegal / Colombia / Japan

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