Rogic withdraws from Australia squad for World Cup playoff

31/5/2022 2:30:00 AM

Rogic withdraws from Australia squad for World Cup playoff

Rogic withdraws from Australia squad for World Cup playoff

SYDNEY : Australia suffered a heavy blow to their hopes of reaching the World Cup finals when Tom Rogic withdrew from the squad for next week's Asia qualifying playoff against the United Arab Emirates in Doha. The attacking midfielder, who would almost certainly have started the match after a successful s

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The attacking midfielder, who would almost certainly have started the match after a successful season with Scottish champions Celtic, cited personal reasons for his withdrawal from the June 7 match.No replacement will be added to the squad, which is already in Doha preparing for the game, and coach Graham Arnold said Rogic's withdrawal was"unfortunate".They were left out once against when Southgate named his squad on Tuesday for games against Hungary, Italy and Germany."My focus must now be on the players we have here in Qatar," he added in a Football Australia statement.It also proved Pandya has fully recovered from a back injury which had forced him to play purely as a batter over the last two seasons."We have selected an extended squad of quality players and I believe that we will achieve something special for Australia over the next two weeks."I think there's enough of a block of games at the beginning of next season that people can still play their way in," he told reporters." The winners of the match will take on Peru in an intercontinental playoff in the Qatari capital six days later for a spot in the finals.Unavoidable emissions"will be offset through investing in internationally recognized and certified carbon credits.

Source: Reuters.Neither of them have really played at the end of the season.Always been that kind of guy to put the team first.

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