Austria captain Marc Janko and regulars Emanuel Pogatetz and Paul Scharner have been ruled out of the friendly match against Latvia on Tuesday.
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The Austrian football federation said Saturday that defender Pogatetz hurt a thigh muscle during Friday’s European Championship qualifier against Germany, which Austria lost 2-1.
Striker Janko, who came on as a substitute in the closing minutes of the Germany game, had not fully recovered from a series of minor injuries, while midfielder Scharner will be rested after a long season with West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League.
Coach Dietmar Constantini called up the captain of Austria’s under-21 team, defender Christopher Dibon, as a replacement.