Cahill is one of four changes, with Apo Giannou, Chris Ikonomidis and Ryan
McGowan all left out, while Nathan Burns, Josh Risdon, Milos Degenek and Jamie
Maclaren come in.
Cahill missed Melbourne City's most recent match against Adelaide United, but
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Purechaos black insists Cahill's injury is not serious.
“Tim has been left out primarily because we have a 10 day lead in, which is
very rare, and I want to be able to put the squad through a lot of work,”
“He has done a lot of travel for club and country and I have decided it is
better he remains in Melbourne where he is being managed well to ensure he is
back on the park as soon as possible and ready for us down the track.
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purecontrol will be replaced by Brisbane Roar striker Jamie
Maclaren who has scored one goal in the first four matches of the A-League
Maclaren played once before for the Socceroos, against England in May this
year, after a stellar 2015-2016 A-League season when he scored 19 goals in 25
“Jamie Maclaren has started the season well in Brisbane and transformed that
form into a goal on the weekend so he will come into the squad, as will Burnsy,
which gives us options up front.”
After conceding three goals in their last two qualifiers, Postecoglou has
decided to bring reinforcements at full-back, through Risdon and Degenek.
“Josh has been in good early season form in the Hyundai A-League with Perth
while Milos returned from injury ACE
16.1 Primeknit last weekend in Germany so they will come back into
the squad,” Postecoglou said.
“They give us some good balance at right back.
“We’ve made four changes to the squad that played Saudi Arabia and Japan last
“It was good to have another weekend of matches to look at before deciding on
the final 23-man squad and we will travel to Thailand for a solid training camp
ahead of what is an important match.
“The Thailand match is the halfway mark in this stage of qualifying and with
mercurial v cr7 black group so tight it is important that we put in
a good performance to ensure we can continue to be amongst the front
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Purechaos gold of work before the match so we are ready to go on