Moore left out of Aussie squad for WC qualifying series

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Craig Moore has been left out of 23-man Australian squad for next month's crucial World Cup qualifying series against Uruguay.

Sydney:

Coach Guus Hiddink has left injured Newcastle United star Craig Moore out of his 23-man Australian squad for next month's crucial World Cup qualifying series against Uruguay. Moore, Australia's captain, suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury last week playing for his English Premier League club's reserves and was not considered for selection. Ljubo Milicevic is the only addition to the Australian squad that assembled in the Netherlands ahead of its 5-0 win over Jamaica on October 9. "I've now had the opportunity to work with this group of players a few times and we continue to make improvements,'' the Netherlands-based Hiddink said Friday. "A lot of preparation has been done. We are under no illusions about the task ahead of us. As fifth-placed finisher in South America, Uruguay are a powerhouse in world football,'' he added. Uruguay hosts the first leg in Montevideo on November 12 before the second match on November 16 at Sydney's former Olympic stadium. The winner advances to next year's World Cup tournament in Germany. Squad: John Aloisi, Marco Bresciano, Tim Cahill, Scott Chipperfield, Ante Covic, Jason Culina, Ahmad Elrich, Brett Emerton, Vince Grella, Joel Griffiths, Zeljko Kalac, Harry Kewell, Stan Lazaridis, Ljubo Milicevic, Lucas Neill, Tony Popovic, Mark Schwarzer, Josip Skoko, Archie Thompson, Michael Thwaite, Tony Vidmar, Mark Viduka, Luke Wilkshire.

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