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Australian Four Four Two - - 99 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS SEASON -

Tu­nisian foot­ball has a pe­cu­liar at­ti­tude to­wards age­ing play­ers – only goal­keep­ers tend to ap­pear for the North African na­tion once the wrong side of 30. But while Fahid Ben Khal­fal­lah lacks im­pos­ing in­ter­na­tional cre­den­tials, ul­ti­mately, Tu­nisia’s loss was Aus­tralia’s gain. Kris­tensen has a sim­i­lar in­ter­na­tional pedi­gree. As a star of FC Copenhagen’s golden era, he was part of North­ern Europe’s all-star cast – along­side Olof Mell­berg, Os­car Wendt, Jasper Gronk­jaer and Mar­cus All­back. How poetic that he fin­ish at Hol­lan­dia-Inala them­selves. Mean­while, Mac­carone is com­ing off a five-year spell at Em­poli – scor­ing 5 goals in 28 matches through­out 2016/17 – and with over 400 Serie A ap­pear­ances un­der his belt, Aloisi has a far dif­fer­ent beast at his dis­posal to Ma­claren.

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