Australia make decision on Ryan Williams' international involvement amid Portsmouth's potential postponement of Gillingham game

Pompey winger Ryan Williams. Picture: Joe PeplerPompey winger Ryan Williams. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey winger Ryan Williams. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ryan Williams has not been called up for international duty with Australia.

The Pompey winger isn’t included in the Socceroos’ 23-mans squad for forthcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Nepal (October 10) and Chinese Taipei (October 15).

Williams made his Australia bow when coming on as a substitute against South Korea in June.

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But having recently recovered from a hip injury, the ex-Rotherham man isn’t required for his country.

Ronan Curtis (Republic of Ireland), Craig MacGillivray (Scotland) and Ross McCrorie (Scotland under-21s) have all be selected for their respective nations.

Pompey were braced for Williams’ call-up, which would have made four players unavailable for the League One clash against Gillingham on Saturday, October 12 as well as the Trophy game at Oxford on Tuesday.

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