Australia remove skipper Mile Jedinak for Confederations Cup

Australia, Mile Jedinak, Confederations Cup, Russia, World Cup qualifierAustralia, Mile Jedinak, Confederations Cup, Russia, World Cup qualifier Mile Jedinak has scored 15 goals, mostly from a chastisement spot, for Australia. (Source: Reuters)

Asian champions Australia will be though captain Mile Jedinak for a Confederations Cup in Russia after this month after he aggravated a groin damage in a World Cup qualifier final week.

The 32-year-old Aston Villa defensive midfielder pulled adult bruise after a 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in Adelaide final Thursday and will also skip Tuesday’s accessible opposite Brazil during a Melbourne Cricket Ground.

“I’m unhappy to skip a Confederations Cup as it is something we have been looking brazen to and operative towards given we won a Asian Cup,” Jedinak pronounced in a news release.

“But we have some essential games entrance adult over a subsequent 12 months heading into a World Cup, that we need to be fit and banishment for.”

Jedinak, who has scored 15 goals, mostly from a chastisement spot, for Australia, will be transposed in Ange Postecoglou’s patrol by uncapped Sturm Graz midfielder James Jeggo.

The Socceroos warranted their place during a Jun 17-July 2 Confederations Cup by winning a Asian Cup in 2015 and will take on Germany, Cameroon and Chile in a organisation theatre in Russia.

“Losing Mile is a blow as he is not usually an critical member of a midfield though a good personality among a group,” manager Postecoglou said.

“He has had a tough duration given Christmas with his groin and we all determine it is in a best long-term seductiveness of Mile and a Socceroos that he has a break.

“He will take a mangle to safeguard he is prepared for a deteriorate forward with his bar and what is also an critical 12 months for a inhabitant team, commencement with a (World Cup) qualifiers in August/September.”

Australia’s win final week put them turn on points with a Saudis and Japan in Asia’s World Cup subordinate Group B with dual games remaining. Japan play their diversion in palm opposite Iraq on Tuesday.

The tip dual teams validate automatically for subsequent year’s World Cup in Russia, with a third-placed side going into a playoff.

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