Socceroos lose Kewell for qualifier

February 8, 2009
By Sam Lienert
Harry Kewell will miss Australia's key World Cup qualifier against Japan on Wednesday after failing to make his comeback for his Turkish club at the weekend.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek left the door open for Kewell to come in as late addition when he announced his 22-man squad announced last week.

But he said Kewell, who has been sidelined since having a hernia operation two months ago, first needed to demonstrate his fitness with his club Galatasary.

Kewell did ...

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