The drastic decision of the Australian coach: he left his daughter’s husband out of the World Cup

Graham Arnold forgot about family commitments when giving the list for the World Cup in Qatar. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous (MOHAMMED DABBOUS/)

It was a difficult decision. A position that could lead to internal problems within her family environment. However, the coach Australia, Graham Arnolddemonstrated his professionalism by excluding his son-in-law, the defender, from the official list of the Oceania national team Trent Sainsbury. The situation could have been similar to the one experienced by the Argentina in the edition of world Cup which was played in South Africa in 2010: on that occasion the albiceleste coach, Diego Maradonatook to the international event Sergio kun Omen, who was in a relationship with Gianinaone of the daughters of Ten. Even fruit of that love was born Benjaminthe grandson of the legend who became a myth in Mexico ’86.

Nevertheless, Graham Arnold, prioritized the collective level of the team that will share the Group D beside France, Denmark and Tunisia; and for this reason he disaffected his own son-in-law. “It was a really difficult decision”, confessed the strategist who will seek to strike in a complex area due to the presence of the last world champion and the talent of the Danes.

The striking thing is that the defender is in Qatar, because he currently defends the colors of the Al-Wakrah in football in the Gulf country. Without a doubt, his experience with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Inter Milan and Maccabi Haifa in Israel were not enough to convince his mother-in-law.

The next November 14th It will be the deadline imposed by FIFA for the 32 selected participants of the Qatar World Cup to present the final list of the 26 summoned, but there are four teams that have already announced the defining list in advance. Others chose to deliver it partially.

The last team that made the World Cup list known was Australia. The Sooceroos they will have a mix of experienced players and 17 will make their World Cup debuts. The goalkeeper and captain of the squad led by Graham Arnold will be matthew ryanwho saved in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.

The 26 summoned from Australia to Qatar.

archers: Matt Ryan, Andrew Redmayne and Danny Vukovic.

defenders: Milos Degenek, Aziz Behich, Joel King, Nathaniel Atkinson, Kye Rowles, Fran Karacic, Harry Souttar, Bailey Wright, and Thomas Deng.

Midfielders: Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, Keanu Baccus, Cameron Devlin and Riley McGree.

strikers: Awer Mabil, Mathew Leckie, Martin Boyle, Jamie Maclaren, Jason Cummings, Garang Kuol, Mitchell Duke, and Craig Goodwin.

Graham Arnold


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