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.