Graham Arnold ruled out his son-in-law, Trent Sainsbury, for the international event in Qatar. The details
Graham Arnold forgot about family commitments at the time to give the list for the World Cup in Qatar. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
It was a difficult decision. A position that could lead to internal problems within his family environment. However, the coach of Australia , Graham Arnold , demonstrated his professionalism by leaving his son-in-law, defender Trent Sainsbury. The situation could have been similar to the one experienced by Argentina in the edition of the World Cup that was played in South Africa in 2010: on that occasion, the Albiceleste coach, Diego Maradona, took Sergio Kun Agüero, who was in a relationship with Gianina, one of the daughters of Diez. Even the fruit of that love was born Benjamin, the grandson of the legend who became a myth in Mexico '86.
However, Graham Arnold, prioritized the collective level of the team that will share Group D together with 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 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 father-in-law.
The next November 14 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 to make the World Cup list known was Australia. The Sooceroos 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 Ryan, who saved in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
Australia's 26 squad for Qatar.
Goalkeepers: 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.
Forwards: Awer Mabil, Mathew Leckie, Martin Boyle, Jamie Maclaren, Jason Cummings, Garang Kuol, Mitchell Duke and Craig Goodwin.