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Football: Donovan: "I absolutely deserved to be going"

Published on May 25, 2014 6:15 AM
 
All-time US scoring leader Landon Donovan (centre) answered questions on Saturday, May 24, 2014, for the first time about his snub from the World Cup squad, saying he "absolutely deserved" to be going to Brazil. - PHOTO: REUTERS  

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - All-time US scoring leader Landon Donovan answered questions on Saturday, May 24, 2014, for the first time about his snub from the World Cup squad, saying he "absolutely deserved" to be going to Brazil.

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23-man roster for next month's global football showdown and said Donovan, 32, was a step behind the other strikers in training camp.

"I'm disappointed. I'm sad," Donovan said. "I'm human and I wanted to go. I really wanted to go.

"I respect the decision, but I just feel in my heart that I deserve to be there and that's the pill that's hardest to swallow."

 
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