A-League week 12 squad lists

Bradley Kanaris

Besart Berisha again headlines the league's Ins-and-Outs, overshadowing even Alessandro Del Piero.

The weekend's biggest news, even more so than the return of Alessandro Del Piero, is Besart Berisha's absence for Brisbane Roar. The league's best striker will miss as many as three weeks with a hip injury. Brett Emerton joins Del Piero in his Sydney return after the veteran pair skipped the trip to Wellington last weekend. Melbourne Heart will be without Patrick Kisnorbo who is suspended after his red card-worth tackle on Conor Pain in the Melbourne Derby, while Wellington Phoenix will be without Paul Ifill for quite a while, after the 34-year-old ruptured his achilles.

Thursday December 26: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar - Allianz Stadium

Sydney FC: 1. Necevski, 2. Ryall, 4. Despotovic, 5. Jurman, 6. Petkovic, 7. Emerton, 8. Bojic, 9. Gameiro, 10. Del Piero, 11. Garcia, 15. McFlynn, 16. Chianese, 19. Carle, 20. Janjetovic, 21. Yau, 22. Abbas, 27. Naumoff, 28. Thompson (two to be omitted)

Injured/Unavailable: Calvano (suspended - 4 games)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Theo, 2. Smith, 5. Franjic, 10. Henrique, 11. Miller, 13. North, 14. Ferreira, 15. Donachie, 17. McKay, 18. Brattan, 19. Hingert, 20. Acton, 22. Broich, 23. Petratos, 26. Brown, 27. Borrello, 29. Yeboah (one to be omitted)

Injured/Unavailable: Berisha (hip - 3 weeks), Stefanutto (hamstring)

Friday December 27: Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix - AAMI Park

Melbourne Heart: 1. Redmayne, 3. Wielaert, 6. Gerhardt, 7. Ramsay, 8. Murdocca, 10. Kewell, 11. Mifsud, 14. Mebrahtu, 15. Williams, 16. Behich, 17. Hoffman, 18. Vrankovic, 19. Garuccio, 20. Velaphi, 21. Mauk, 22. Kalmar, 23. Dugandzic, 25. Migliorini (two to be omitted)

Injured/Unavailable: Germano (calf - 5 weeks), Engelaar (fractured tibia - 5-9 weeks), Kisnorbo (suspended - 1 week)

Wellington Phoenix: 1. Moss, 2. Muscat, 5. Boxall, 7. Bertos, 9. Cunningham, 10. Huysegems, 11. Brockie, 7. Boyd, 13. Riera, 15. Hicks, 16. Fenton, 17. LIa, 18. Sigmund, 20. Italiano, 21. Hernandez, 22. Durante

Injured/Unavailable: Ifill (achilles - 8-12 months)

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