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Australia suffers a painful blow before the Asian play-off

Australian national football team coach Graham Arnold suffered a painful blow after midfielder Tom Rogic decided not to join the “kangaroo” camp suddenly, days before facing the UAE national team, scheduled for June 7, in the Asian qualifying playoff for the 2022 World Cup.

And the Australian Football Association said in a press statement yesterday: “The player Tom Rogic has officially notified the technical staff of the decision to withdraw from the national team before facing the Emirates, and that he justified this for personal reasons,” while the statement stated that no other player will be called to join the camp currently in Doha. .

Rogic became without a club after he announced a few days ago that he would end his nine-year association with Celtic after winning the Scottish Premier League title under Ange Postecoglou last May.

The kangaroo coach described the player’s decision as unfortunate, and told the official website of the Australian Federation: “It is unfortunate that Rogic is unable to join the team, but I have great confidence in the rest of the other players in the squad.”

“My focus now must be on the players we have, we have picked a wide squad of quality players and I believe we will achieve something special for Australia in the next two weeks.”

For its part, the Guardian newspaper, in its Australian edition, reported that coach Graham Arnold could use Aaron Moy to fill the gap left by Tom Rogic, but indicated that Mooy did not play an official match this year, and that Jordan’s friendly confrontation today, Wednesday, will be an opportunity to prove what If he is physically ready to fight.

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