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Football: Australia's Brosque to play for Al Ain

Posted at | Updated as of 09/29/12 12:08 AM

TOKYO - Australian international striker Alex Brosque will play for Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates league, his current Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse said on Friday.

The 28-year-old forward, who played for the Australian national team in the 2003 under-20 World Cup in the UAE, joined Shimizu in 2011.

He scored 13 goals in 56 games in the first division of the J-League.

He also played for Australia in the 2004 Athens Olympics.

"It's sad to leave S-Pulse. I was very happy to play for the team," Brosque said in a statement issued by the club in Japanese.

"But I'm a footballer, and I made the decision for my future and my family's future."

Al Ain are currently 12th in the Emirates league.

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