By: America Sports Writing
Manager Graham Arnold said: “Yesterday they contacted me and declined the offer to play for Australia in the World Cup.”
the coach AustraliaGraham Arnold explained that christian volpatoThe young Roma midfielder has rebuffed several attempts to persuade him to play with ‘Socceros’ at the World Cup in Qatar.
The 18-year-old footballer was born in Sydney, but, at the national team level, he has played with the Italian under-19 and under-20 teams so far.
Volpato made his Serie A debut last year and scored two goals in five matches in the championship, scoring and assisting in a 3-1 win at Verona ten days earlier.
Arnold, who announced his 26-player fielding for Qatar on Tuesday, said he had tried to persuade Volpato “by 11:00 pm” that day, but he respected his decision.
“It’s not my decision. I’ve spoken with Christian three times yesterday, and before that, I’ve done it on several occasions”He told reporters.
“I told him more or less yesterday that he was in the call for 26. But he wanted to reflect and talk to those around him to help guide his career”Coach added.
“Yesterday they contacted me and declined the offer to play for Australia in the World Cup”, summarized Arnold, who added 18-year-old striker Garang Kuol to his group for Qatar, a future signing from Newcastle United. AFP