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Tokyo Olympics.. 3 players absent from Australia against Egypt due to suspension


The Australian team will miss a number of its players against Egypt, in the expected confrontation that will bring the two sides together tomorrow, Wednesday, in the third and final round of the group stage in the Tokyo Olympics.


The trio, Riley McGarry, Nathaniel Atkinson and Mitchell Dock, will miss the Australian team against Egypt in tomorrow's match, due to the accumulation of cards.


Despite this, Australia coach Graham Arnold confirmed that the absence of the trio will not affect the formation of the Egypt match, especially in light of the availability of a number of elements with the same technical and physical readiness.


Graham Arnold, coach of the Australian Olympic team, spoke before facing Egypt tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, in the third and final round of the group stage of the Olympic Games "Tokyo 2020".


Spain leads Group C with 4 points, then Australia is runners-up with 3 points, Argentina is fourth with a goal difference, and finally Egypt has one point.


"We are here for the gold medal, I am very proud of the players and the performance," the coach of the Olympic team, Australia, told a news conference. "We did a great performance against Spain, I think we did an exceptionally good performance."


"We're sitting here today with the qualification ticket in hand, it's up to us, we don't depend on someone else having to beat someone else," Arnold added.


Regarding the loss to Spain in the last round, the Australia coach commented, "I thought we defended great, we can play better with the ball of course, and we will improve that."


On Australia's absence against Egypt due to the accumulation of cards, Arnold commented, "We have depth in the list. We have new players ready to go."


He continued, "We've shown previously that we can play in different ways and with different players and we have a lot of depth so you can't look at the negatives, look at the positives."


"Well, three players have been suspended but they will be ready for the quarter-finals," the Australian coach concluded.

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