Qatar 2022 World Cup: Australia Coach Drops Son-In-Law From Final 26-Man Squad
Australia head coach, Graham Arnold, dropped his son-in-law Trent Sainsbury to this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Arnold announced his 26-man squad on Monday with Qatar 2022 just 12 days away and veteran defender Sainsbury – who is married to Arnold’s daughter Elissa – was not included.
Sainsbury made his debut with Australia in 2014 and has made 54 appearances for his country.
The 30-year-old currently plays for Qatari based club Al-Wakrah and was in the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, he won’t be representing Australia for the tournament in his new home.
But Australia boss Arnold has called up 18-year-old Garang Kuol – who is joining Newcastle in January – despite the youngster not making a league appearance this season.
The Central Coast Mariners forward is yet to start a game in the A-League and has just one cap for Australia from their game against New Zealand in September.
But the youngster – who will be joining Newcastle in January after the Magies agreed a deal for him back in September – will be travelling to Qatar.
kick off their World Cup Qatar 2022 campaign against defending champions France on Tuesday 22nd November.
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