Pogatetz out of Austria qualifiers
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Austria will be without their most experienced defender Emanuel Pogatetz for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Belgium, the Austrian Football Federation announced today.

The 27-year-old, who has 39 caps, tore a muscle in his left leg during his club Hanover's 1-0 defeat at home to St Pauli in the German Bundesliga yesterday.

Austria host Azerbaijan in Vienna on 8 October before travelling to Brussels to take on Belgium four days later.

Austria coach Dietmar Constantini, whose side won their opening Group A qualifier 2-0 against Kazakhstan, has not yet called up a replacement for Pogatetz.