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Door opens for more Socceroos debutants against Lebanon

An accumulation of injuries and yellow cards will force Graham Arnold to reach even further into the Socceroos’ new-found depth for Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifying rematch against Lebanon, which could mean opportunities for two prospective debutants.

Scans have confirmed Riley McGree (foot) and Jordan Bos (knee), who hobbled off in the first half of Australia’s 2-0 win on Thursday night, will not take part in the next clash with the Cedars in Canberra, where a draw or win will mathematically assure the Socceroos’ place in the next round of qualification.

McGree and Bos could even be sent back to their clubs, Middlesbrough and KVC Westerlo respectively, to begin their rehab. Arnold was on Friday exploring the possibility of calling up other players based in Australia to replace them in his 25-man squad.

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