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Socceroos’ best player could miss World Cup as injury problems mount

“I’m gonna reach out to Panadol for a sponsorship,” Graham Arnold said last month, in a jocular reference to the number of World Cup-related selection headaches he was anticipating – the good kind, that is, when you have more in-form players available than spots for them in your squad. “I need those headaches.”

It might be time for something a little stronger. As Qatar draws nearer, the injuries are piling up, and the best-laid plans of the Socceroos coach are at risk of going all sorts of awry.

Injuries to key players are adding to Graham Arnold’s numerous selection headaches for the World Cup.Credit:Getty

Ajdin Hrustic, arguably Australia’s best player, is almost certain to be sidelined until the Socceroos’ opening Group D fixture against France on November 23 (AEDT). A Europa League winner with Eintracht Frankfurt last season, Hrustic rolled his left ankle while…

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