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Socceroos centre-back Trent Sainsbury joins Qatar Super League Club Al-Wakrah​

Trent Sainsbury has left Belgium to continue his club football in Qatar, while his Socceroos teammate Martin Boyle could also be on the move.

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Socceroo Aziz Behich says a lot of people “didn’t believe” Australia would qualify for their fifth FIFA World Cup as the team went through "one of the longest" qualification routes. “Our coaching staff backed us … they always made sure we had the right preparation going into the games,” he told Sky News Australia. He…

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Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury has joined Qatar Super League club Al-Wakrah in a bid to recapture a spot in Australia’s starting team at this year’s World Cup.
Sainsbury’s move from Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk comes as his Socceroos teammate Martin Boyle ponders his immediate future after his club Al-Faisaly was relegated from the Saudi Professional League.
Hampered by a knee injury and a lack of football, Sainsbury lost his place in Australia’s starting 11 at the recent World Cup playoffs, where Bailey Wright and Kye Rowles performed heroically in the heart of the defence to help the Socceroos qualify for Qatar 2022.
And with towering Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar set to have fully recovered from his own serious knee injury in time for the World Cup, 30-year-old Sainsbury is facing a tough battle to secure a spot in Australia’s back four.

Sainsbury remained in Qatar after the playoffs, with the new QSL season kicking off on August 1.

Socceroo Trent Sainsbury has joined Al-Wakrah. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images


Boyle could also be on the move following Al-Faisaly’s relegation to the second-tier of Saudi football.
The Scotland-born 29-year-old winger – arguably the Socceroos’ most dangerous attacking weapon – only joined Al-Faisaly in January from Hibernian on a deal reportedly worth more that $A4.3m.
However, with reports suggesting that Al-Faisaly may seek to reduce its wage bill, Boyle could be on the move again.
That’s despite a Scottish press report suggesting that Boyle wants to stay to help Al-Faisaly gain promotion and return to the Saudi top flight.
Hibernian reportedly has the first option to buy back Boyle if he returns to the UK.
Meanwhile, Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy is yet to play for his Chinese Super League club Shanghai Port this season.
Shanghai Port has played seven matches since the start of the new season on June 3 when Mooy was in Socceroos camp in Qatar

 
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style_cafe

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Hibs commentators seem very impressed with Miller.
He apparently had a 35hr journey and went straight to a double session training day with little rest.
Also he looked very strong in this game and wasn`t overawed by situation.
I think he`ll kick on well with Hibs and hopefully he gets a chance to be included in the WC squad.. :popcorn:
 

AuzDutchy

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Hibs commentators seem very impressed with Miller.
He apparently had a 35hr journey and went straight to a double session training day with little rest.
Also he looked very strong in this game and wasn`t overawed by situation.
I think he`ll kick on well with Hibs and hopefully he gets a chance to be included in the WC squad.. :popcorn:
if he can work on his end product in the final third, he would easily be our best RB coming into the WC, but he really needs to work on his crossing
 

Allreet?

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if he can work on his end product in the final third, he would easily be our best RB coming into the WC, but he really needs to work on his crossing
While I love Miller to bits, Atkinson has been amazing for City, Olyroos and Hearts in the last two years. Had a mare against UAE but a much better game against Peru and will be hard to dislodge from here. Both are better than Karacic.
 

Wombat

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Alou scored 3 for Stuttgart (first squad) in a trial vs (6th tier going on 7th) SVB, in their 7-1 victory. He may get some game time this year if he keeps it up.
1st team?? Looked like kids?

Regardless, we know Alou will break through and we know he will be the Number 9 that we lack so badly.
 

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