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Rogic hits out- I could have played at Ibrox

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has broken his silence over the club v country row that he has been at the centre of.

Rather than prepare for Saturday’ Glasgow derby the midfielder was checking onto a flight to to get ready for a friendly with Oman 24 hours after the Ibrox action.

provided Aussie boss Graham Arnold with the red carpet treatment when he visited in the autumn as Brendan Rodgers attempted to foster good relations.

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 against Jordan.

With three players also included in the Australian squad 20% of Arnold’ 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.

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