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Milligan’s players’ perspective on pay dispute

Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan says the players’ pay dispute with the Football Federation of Australia is because they want what’s best for the game in Australia. 

The Socceroos play Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifier here in Perth on Thursday before Tajikistan five days later as they begin their road to Russia. 

On Monday night, Professional Footballers Australia, who represent the men’s and women’s national team as well as A-League players, sent out a release reaffirming their commitment to the matches but not promoting the games commercially. 

‘It’s not about the Socceroos, it’s about the game and the greater game in general,’ Milligan said. 

‘We want in ten years time to have a sustainable league that’s thriving that the kids can go out and watch and enjoy.

‘We want the best for the game and the best for the players and make sure they’re protected.’