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Nestory Irankunda not rattled by Olyroos snub after qualification failure, Paris Olympics 2024, news, football

Nestory Irankunda not rattled by Olyroos snub after qualification failure, Paris Olympics 2024, news, football

Adelaide United teen sensation Nestory Irankunda has confirmed he did want to play in Australia’s botched Olympic qualifying campaign but his snubbing hasn’t diminished his Socceroos ambitions.

The Olyroos failed to qualify for the Paris Olympics after not winning a match, or scoring a goal, at the under-23 Asian Cup.

Irankunda, who is set to move from Adelaide to German powerhouse Bayern Munich, was a controversial omission from the squad and the 18-year-old’s goalscoring power was sorely missed.

But as he was named among the first A-League All-Stars for a clash with English Premier League side Newcastle United, Irankunda said he “can’t do much” about his non-selection but still hoped to soon be part of the Socceroos’ plans.

Olyroos coach Tony Vidmar earlier this month said he wanted to look at the “bigger picture” and protect Irankunda’s wellbeing by leaving him…

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