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The Australian Soccer Association may ask FIFA to prevent Leeds striker Mark Viduka from playing against Manchester United after his refsual to play for the Socceroos.

Viduka was included in the squad to play a friendly match against Venezuela but did not fly out as he said he had a hamstring injury.

“ASA policy expects players selected by the national team coach for international duty to make themselves available,” an ASA statement said.

“ASA will utilise Fifa regulations if required to enforce this policy.”

According to FIFA regulations, a player who does not comply with an international call-up will be suspended from playing for his club for a period of five days after the date of the game for which he had been initially been selected.

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