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Melbourne City’s hopes of a premiership-championship double hurt by Socceroos call-ups

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has slammed the A-League’s “crazy” decision to continue the season while players are away on national duty.

City’s hopes of clinching a premiership-championship double will be hit by the loss star striker Jamie Maclaren, key defender Curtis Good and possibly in-form midfielder Connor Metcalfe to the Socceroos for next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Kuwait City against Kuwait, Chinese Taipei, Nepal and Jordan.

City, who sealed the Premier’s Plate with a 1-0 weekend defeat of Central Coast Mariners, have three regular season matches remaining before the finals.

Maclaren, who has already scored 25 goals this season, will only be available for one of the games – City’s clash with Brisbane Roar at Dolphin Stadium on Tuesday night.

He will miss City’s battle with the Newcastle Jets on Saturday due to his wedding and will leave almost…

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