Australia midfielder Richard Garcia has been ruled of this month's AFC Asian Cup with a knee injury, head coach Holger Osieck said today. The Hull City midfielder has been replaced by Dutch-based wide player Tommy Oar, Osieck said.
The Socceroos will assemble for a pre-tournament training camp in Dubai tomorrow, which will include an international friendly match against the United Arab Emirates in Al Ain on Wednesday. The Australia squad will arrive in Qatar on Thursday and play their opening match of the tournament against India on 10 January.
Revised Australia squad:
Nathan Burns (AEK Athens/GRE), Tim Cahill (Everton/ENG), David Carney (Blackpool/ENG), Nathan Coe (Sonderjysk Elitesport/DEN), Jason Culina (Gold Coast United/AUS), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar/NED), Mile Jedinak (Genclerbirligi/TUR), Brad Jones (Liverpool/ENG), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray/TUR), Neil Kilkenny (Leeds/ENG), Robbie Kruse (Melbourne Victory/AUS), Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough/ENG), Jon McKain (Al Nassr/KSA), Matt McKay (Brisbane Roar/AUS), Lucas Neill (Galatasaray/TUR), Jade North (Wellington Phoenix/NZL), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht/NED), Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa/KOR), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham/ENG), Matthew Spiranovic (Urawa Red Diamonds/JPN), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo Calcio/ITA), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow/RUS)