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Defender Spiranovic out of Australia squad for 2 friendlies

March 21, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Western Sydney defender Matthew Spiranovic has been ruled out of Australia’s upcoming friendlies against world champion Germany and Macedonia due to a hamstring injury.

Football Federation Australia said on Sunday that Spiranovic would be replaced by fellow 2014 World Cup defender Bailey Wright, who plays for Preston North End in England’s League One.

Australia, which won the Asian Cup in January, is scheduled to play Germany on Wednesday at Kaiserslautern in southwestern Germany, and Macedonia on March 29 in the capital Skopje.

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