The A-League football leaders Wellington Phoenix are going to be missing seven players to international duty for this weekend's home game against third-placed Sydney FC.
Because the Australian competition doesn't take a break for FIFA windows - though ironically it did stop for nearly a month when the country hosted the recent Asian Cup, which the Socceroos won - many of the Phoenix and other A-League sides' international players will be away competing for their national teams.
Six of the Phoenix's All Whites players are in the New Zealand squad for their friendly against Korea Republic in Seoul on Sunday - defenders Michael Boxall, Thomas Doyle and Louis Fenton, midfielder Michael McGlinchey and the forward Tyler Boyd, as well as the reserves forward, Joel Stevens.
And the Australian international striker Nathan Burns is also with the Socceroos in Kaiserslautern, where they drew 2-2 with World Cup holders Germany.
But Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says he doesn't mind, because it's affecting all the A-League clubs now as the competition's increasingly involving top Socceroos players, so there's a fair bit of complaining going on.
Merrick says the Wellington club's been dealing with it since they began in 2007, so he'll leave it to the other coaches to do the complaining now, and they'll just get on with it.