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Soccer-No impact on senior side from Olympic failure, says Australia’s Vidmar

Qatar and Indonesia have advanced to the quarter-finals to maintain their hopes of claiming one of the three guaranteed slots at the Olympics in Paris allotted to Asia while the Australians are returning home.

“They played some unbelievable, fantastic football,” Vidmar said of his team after the draw with the Qataris.

“There was just a little bit of luck not coming on our side for the ball to go in the goal. We created many chances, but that’s been our story.”

Vidmar’s squad featured few of the nation’s Europe-based players due to the tournament being held outside a recognised FIFA international window, meaning clubs were not obliged to release players for the competition.

The coach was also subject to criticism in Australia over his refusal to select Bayern Munich-bound Adelaide United striker Nestory Irankunda and the 18-year-old’s scintillating attacking threat…

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