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Brett Holman retires from national duty

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Brett Holman’s international career has come to an end as the veteran midfielder retired from international football, he revealed on Wednesday.

The announcement comes just two weeks before Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglu names his 30 man preliminary squad for the World Cup.

Holman sees his career with the Socceroos come to an end after 63 appearances for the Socceroos since 2006, scoring nine goals, two coming at the 2010 World Cup.

It would appear Holman has fallen on his sword after falling out of favour with Postecoglu, with much speculation surrounding whether he would make the title.

Postecoglu had made it clear that players based in the Middle-East will not be considered at the level needed to make the World Cup squad.

Holman is currently with Al Nasr in the UAE which had seen Holman fall out of contention for the national team since the move but with a lack of depth and injuries facing the Socceroos, Holman had a shot at making the team.

Brett Holman stated family reasons as part of his decision to remove himself from contention for the national team while also looking to focus on his club responsibilities.

Holman wants to help the UAE league grow, and no doubt earn a decent amount of money to support his growing family.

Having started his career at Northern Spirit and the Parramatta Power in the old NSL, Holman moved to Holland with Feyenoord, spending most of his time on loan with Exlsior, with whom he played 134 matches.

Holman made his debut in 2006 against Bahrain and went on to play 63 times for the national team, scoring nine goals.

It was an up and down international career for Holman, who had his most successful period under the much maligned Holger Osieck, but having fallen out of favour again, has called time on his career.

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