Austria's Pogatetz to miss Euro 2012 qualifiers
Austria defender Emanuel Pogatetz will miss the 2012 European Championship qualifying matches against Azerbaijan and Belgium with a left hip injury.
The Austrian football federation said Saturday that Pogatetz - the squad's most-capped player with 39 appearances - has been ruled out for three weeks after tearing a muscle while playing for Hannover against St. Pauli on Friday.
Austria coach Dietmar Constantini did not immediately call up a replacement.
Austria plays Azerbaijan in Vienna on Friday before taking on Belgium in Brussels four days later in Group A, which also includes Germany, Turkey and Kazakhstan.