Sydney FC's head coach Steve Corica said given Le Fondre's great contribution to the club's recent success, it would be wrong to stand in his way.
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"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
Like Baum, pundits such as Lothar Matthaeus have discovered that the Royal Blues squad lacks the speed that modern football requires.
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday and recording his 96th victory at Roland Garros.
The defending champions, who had lost their first two games of the new season, have now bounced back with four consecutive wins to move up to second place.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
Despite the return of the veteran duo, Colombia's squad also features a number of fresh faces, including uncapped Hertha Berlin striker John Cordoba and America de Cali goalkeeper Eder Chaux.
But the 33-year-old soon after committed a serious foul on Leo Dubois, for which referee Stephanie Frappart initially showed a yellow card but changed it to a red after a VAR review.
Dongguan opened the first quarter on an 11-2 run, sparked by five straight points from Yang Shuyu.