Tom Rogic has broken his silence over the club v country row that he has been at the centre of.
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I’m very disappointed to be missing the game on the 29th. A decision has been made but I did everything in my power to stay for the match. I am a proud Australian but also love my club. It should never have been a debate between playing for club or country, ideally it would have been for both. Another challenge awaits in the Asian Cup, where I will give my all and proudly represent my country.. ????????????
Arnold returned that favour by insisting that Rogic was released to play in the friendly against Oman which is a week ahead of the opening group match in the Asian Cup against Jordan.
With three Hibs players also included in the Australian squad 20% of Arnold’s squad are missing out on derby fixtures to face Oman. Australia have been drawn in a group that consists of Jordan, Palestine and Syria, 16 of the 24 competing nations go forward to the knock out phase which starts on January 20- three weeks after the derby match at Ibrox.