The Austrian national team will have to do without David Alaba from FC Bayern and Adrian Grbic from Lorient for the World Cup qualifying kick-off in Scotland on March 25th.
“David won’t be in the first game in Scotland,” confirmed Bayern coach Hansi Flick.
So all hopes for a deployment of the Bayern legionnaire are buried.
Bitter: In addition to Alaba, team boss Franco Foda also has to do without Lorient striker Adrian Grbic. French football clubs will not reserve their table football for international matches outside the EU. And since Brexit, Scotland has not been part of this.
The situation of the Austrian national team now even makes the Scots feel sorry for them. Trainer Steve Clark expressed “one hundred percent compassion”.