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Middlesbrough's Pogatetz: Austria row now over

Middlesbrough defender Manu Pogatetz says his differences with Austria are now over.

Pogatetz said: "That is sorted now. I had a problem with him (Hickersberger). It is nearly a year ago that the thing happened and it was a long spell on the sidelines for me.

"But now, it is all sorted. Normally I would have been involved in the England game and the Tunisia game we have, but because of my ban, I could not play in those two games.

"But I will be back in February now against Germany.

"I have never played in such a big tournament yet. I have played international football, I have played some games for Austria, I have played European football for Boro and when I was at other clubs.

"But to play in such a big tournament would be the biggest stage in my career so far and I am really looking forward to it."

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