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Two Socceroos are CLUBLESS ahead of Australia’s fifth-consecutive FIFA World Cup finals appearance

Two Socceroos stars are on the hunt for a club on the eve of Australia’s fifth consecutive FIFA World Cup final

  • Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle will be key figures for Socceroos at the World Cup
  • Rogic is clubless after leaving Celtic, Boyle’s side relegated in Saudi Arabia
  • Both must sign somewhere for competitive fitness ahead of the World Cup in Qatar
  • Australia will play against France, Tunisia and Denmark in Group D from November 23

Socceroos stars Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle are both looking for the right club-level opportunities ahead of the FIFA World Cup which kicks off in Qatar in November.

Rogic, 29, who was a late withdrawal from Australia’s two recent World Cup qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates and Peru for personal reasons, left Celtic at the end of the season in Scotland after nine decorated years.

The midfielder won 16 trophies – including seven league titles – and also scored 46 goals in 273 appearances for the Hoops.

According to manager Ange Postecoglou, Rogic thought it was time for a new challenge and reportedly turned down a lucrative offer from Persija Jakarta in Indonesia on Monday.

He could easily make a deal in the A-League, but it is believed that Rogic is eyeing a final payday in Europe.

Socceroos star Tom Rogic is currently looking for the right club-level opportunity ahead of the FIFA World Cup starting in Qatar in November (pictured, playing for Celtic FC)

Socceroos star Tom Rogic is currently looking for the right club-level opportunity ahead of the FIFA World Cup starting in Qatar in November (pictured, playing for Celtic FC)

Winger Martin Boyle is in the same boat after his club Al-Faisaly were relegated from the top division of the Saudi Professional League

Winger Martin Boyle is in the same boat after his club Al-Faisaly were relegated from the top division of the Saudi Professional League

Boyle, also 29, may now be in limbo after his new club Al-Faisaly were relegated on the final day of the Saudi Professional League season.

He played 13 games for Al-Faisaly and scored three goals, following a transfer from Hibernian earlier this year – but a 2-1 defeat by defending champions Al Hilal saw the club fall back to the second division.

With Boyle, one of the bigger wage earners at the club, he could very well be shown the door as Al-Faisaly looks to sharpen their books.

A return to Hibs thanks to a clause in his contract or England beckons as the electric winger seeks regular playing time ahead of the Socceroos’ first group match against France on November 23.

He has impressed for Graham Arnold’s side since his debut in late 2018, with five goals and six assists in 17 games.

Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury reportedly close to signing Qatari club Al Wakrah

Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury reportedly close to signing Qatari club Al Wakrah

Boyle also has impressive stamina off the pitch, with images surfacing on social media of the Scottish-born star partying in his full Socceroos kit the day after the epic penalty shootout win against Peru on June 14.

Veteran Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury is reportedly close to a contract with Qatari club Al Wakrah, while left-back Jason Davidson has agreed with Belgian club Eupen.

It follows a remarkable season under Tony Popovic in the A-League with Melbourne Victory that culminated in his first international game since 2015.

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