Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has withdrawn from the Australian squad after sustaining an injury with Ange Postcolglou ruling him out of action for the medium-term. The midfielder was on the receiving end of a crunching tackle from Ross County defender Kayne Ramsey. He was hoping to recover before Australia faced crunch encounters against Japan and Saudi Arabia but was forced to withdraw from the selection. Rangers forward Fashion Sakala tested positive for coronavirus and is set to quarantine. He scored the winner for the Rangers against Dundee.
“We’ll see how it all transpires. Unfortunately, he couldn’t go back and represent his country which was disappointing for him. He’s still sore,” Celtic boss Ange Postcoglou said after Tom Rogic was forced to withdraw from the Australian squad. “He probably won’t train this week and we’ll just assess how he goes in the week leading up to the next game. But suffice to say he was pretty sore after it. He probably could’ve been a helluva lot worse, but at the same time it’s enough to keep him out for the medium-term.”
“Scotland-based Chipolopolo striker Fashion Sakala has been ruled out of the international friendly matches lined up during the FIFA window after testing positive for Covid-19,” a post from the Zambian Facebook page read. Sakala, who is on the books of Glasgow Rangers and was part of the 23-member squad named by Chipolopolo coach Aljosa Asanovic for Friday’s match against Congo, will be in quarantine for seven days. FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala says the association has written to Glasgow Rangers on the player’s status and was awaiting formal correspondence. Sakala was scheduled to travel directly to Antalya for the Chipolopolo outing but has since been ruled after the Covid-19 results came out positive.”