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Brisbane Roar duo decide their A-League futures

14:17 BST 20/04/2018
Fahid Ben Khalfallah
One football career ends, while another lives on

Brisbane Roar's season ended with a disappointing 2-0 finals' loss to Melbourne City with midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah calling time on his football career while Matt McKay vowed to play on.

Khalfallah joined Brisbane after winning the 2014/15 A-League title with Melbourne Victory and ends his career with 100 A-League caps to his name.

The 35-year-old Tunisian was clearly emotional at the final whistle and revealed post-game the decision to end his career was decided weeks ago. 

“I just want to stop now, I don’t want to play anymore. I enjoyed it, I loved it and that's it," Khalfallah told Fox Sports.

"Sometimes it’s time to stop and do something else so we’ll see.

“It's hard because I’ve been doing that for 18 years now and I wanted to focus on the final.

“We’ve been through things I couldn’t imagine but that’s life and now we going to do something else.”

While Khalfallah bows out of football, former Socceroo Matt McKay feels ready to play on despite being off contract with the Roar.

McKay has been with Brisbane since 2013 and the 35-year-old is keen to stay with John Aloisi's side.

"I want to be playing next year," McKay told Fox Sports.

"It's simple as that. 

"I've enjoyed my time here. I want to come back and help the club get to the top again."