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Soccer-Australia winger Boyle in doubt for Vietnam World Cup qualifier

Australia winger Martin Boyle is in doubt for the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier against Vietnam on Tuesday as he nurses a hamstring strain, coach Graham Arnold said. The Hibernian winger netted Australia’s second goal in their 3-0 win over China in Doha last week, carrying on his good form from the Scottish league.

“All the boys pulled up great. Only one I would say at this moment that is 50-50 is Martin Boyle. Just a tight hamstring but other than that the back-room staff did a fantastic job,” Arnold told reporters in a video call on Monday. Australia will bid for their 10th successive win in World Cup qualifying against Vietnam, who lost 3-1 to Saudi Arabia last week.

The Socceroos are heavy favourites to beat the 92nd-ranked Vietnamese in Hanoi, but Graham said he would not experiment with selections. “I look at this as a World Cup qualifier and I’ve got to put my best team…



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