Date:Tuesday February 7 2006
Centre-back Patrick Kisnorbo has made a major sacrifice for Leicester City by withdrawing from Australia's Asian Cup qualifying match against Bahrain on February 22.
The game was earmarked as Kisnorbo's potential passport to the World Cup after falling out of favour with former Australia manager Frank Farina in June 2004.
Kisnorbo has not played for his country since but the Bahrain game was considered the ideal opportunity to impress new manager Guus Hiddink.
However it comes only three days before City's vital Championship fixture against Ipswich at Portman Road on February 25.
Leicester caretaker manager Rob Kelly has therefore acted as honest broker for Kisnorbo by withdrawing him from the squad but trying to protect his future international opportunities.
Kelly told the Official Leicester City website that he has spoken to Grahan Arnold the Australia Assistant Coach to explain that Kisnorbo is 'keen to play for Australia' but accepts that 'the need here is greater at the moment'
Arnold was 'disappointed' about Kisnorbo's withdrawal but, said Kelly, 'he does understand the bigger picture and has agreed to monitor the players progress'.
Kisnorbo, 24, and a free transfer from Hearts, was Man of the Match against Wolves on Saturday and seems to be forming an excellent centre-back partnership with Paddy McCarthy.
Click Club Forums, click 100% Football for fans chat.
Pearson On Competition & Swansea Threat (Friday October 24 2014)
Pearson Looking Forward To Training (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Young Duo Leave On Loan (Monday October 20 2014)
Pearson - We Should've Taken A Point (Sunday October 19 2014)
Stats: Newcastle v Leicester (Saturday October 18 2014)
Pearson Fully Focused On Newcastle (Friday October 17 2014)
Shakey - The Break Will Be No Break (Wednesday October 8 2014)
Pearson - Clean Sheets Are Important But.... (Wednesday October 8 2014)
Friendly - Aston Villa 2-3 Leicester (Wednesday October 8 2014)
Two More Leicester Picks For TV (Monday October 6 2014)
|Crystal Palace||2||-||0||Leicester City|
|Leicester City||5||-||3||Man Utd|
|12. Aston Villa||8||3||1||4||-8||10|
|15. Leicester City||8||2||3||3||-2||9|
|16. Crystal Palace||8||2||2||4||-3||8|
|Going for Three Points This Time!
» Chelsea : 24/10/2014 22:00:00
|Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Hull (Home)
» Liverpool : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
|Villa to Sign Cleverley in January!
» Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:43:00
|Pearson On Competition amp; Swansea Threat
» Leicester City : 24/10/2014 18:31:00
|Pellegrini Expecting Tough West Ham Test
» Man City : 24/10/2014 18:17:00