Promotor and player end feud

Kewell had sought an apology from match promoter Dominic Galati over a suggestion that he had demanded appearance money to play for Australia against English club giants Manchester United in 1999.

Galati, whose company IEC is promoting the France match, apologised to Kewell for what he described as a “misunderstanding” and a misinterpretation by the media.

Kewell’s manager Bernie Mandic says the issue is now closed.