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Apostolos Giannou called-up to Socceroos for crucial Thailand WCQ

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Apostolos Giannou has been called-in to the Socceroos squad for the team’s important FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Thailand in Bangkok on Tuesday 15 November.

Giannou recieved the last-minute call-up as an injury replacement for Tomi Juric who has been ruled out after scans confirmed the extent of the knee injury the Swiss-based striker suffered on the weekend.

“Over the last 18 months we have worked hard to ensure we have depth and we have full faith in Apo to join the squad and get the job done” said Australian boss Ange Postecoglou.

“We have had confirmation from the medical staff at Luzern that Tomi has suffered a knee injury that will rule him out of the match against Thailand,”

“Apo Giannou was on standby and he is on his way to Thailand to join the squad.

© 2016 Socceroos | This article first appeared on the Socceroos website on 8 November 2016.

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