Soccer-Australia coach Osieck fumes at Asian clubs (Reuters)

MELBOURNE, July 16 (Reuters) – Australia coach Holger Osieck has slammed Asian clubs for failing to release a number of his players for the East Asian Cup, which starts on Saturday in Seoul. “The foreign clubs created a lot of problems,” German Osieck said in a statement on Tuesday ahead of the four-nation tournament that also includes China, South Korea and Japan. “I understand the games are not FIFA-protected but there is a gentleman’s agreement between the competing countries that players from the respective leagues should be released to play. …

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