87 FOREIGN POWER
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.