Australia winger Martin Boyle was on Sunday ruled out of the World Cup.© Twitter
Australia winger Martin Boyle was on Sunday ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury and was replaced by Marco Tillio. Scottish-born Boyle has scored five times in 12 appearances for Scottish Premiership side Hibs this season,
but the 29-year-old has been sidelined since injuring his knee at the end of October. “We all feel for Martin and this is a cruel blow to him on the eve of the World Cup,” Australia coach Graham Arnold said in a team statement.
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“He has been an integral part of our journey to Qatar and we thank him for everything he has given to the Socceroos during this campaign.”
He will be replaced in Qatar by Melbourne City FC winger Tilio, who has five caps and has been in Doha since Tuesday.
“Marco has done everything he has been asked to do to be ready for this tournament,” Arnold said.
“He is familiar with the national team set-up and we are looking forward to what he can bring to our team.”
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