Austria missing 3 regulars for Latvia friendly
Austria captain Marc Janko and regulars Emanuel Pogatetz and
Paul Scharner have been ruled out of the friendly match against
Latvia on Tuesday.
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
Coach Dietmar Constantini called up the captain of Austria’s
under-21 team, defender Christopher Dibon, as a replacement.