Spiranovic ready to make his mark

October 14, 2012
By Tom Wald
Matthew Spiranovic has declared himself ready to nail down a spot in the heart of Australia's defence in his new backyard in Qatar.

With rivals Sasa Ognenovski and Jason Davidson sidelined, the young central defender is poised to line up alongside captain Lucas Neill in Tuesday's (Wednesday AM AEDT) World Cup qualifier against Iraq in Doha.

The match will be played at Grand Hamad Stadium, the home ground of Spiranovic's new club Al Arabi.

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