Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Australia lose skipper Jedinak for Confed Cup

Australia lose skipper Jedinak for Confed Cup

The Australian national team are to be without their captain Mile Jedinak during their congested fixture list this June due to a groin injury.

Goals to Thiago Silva, Taison and Souza in the second half rounded out a comfortable win for the Selecao but Postecoglou argued it wasn't all negative at his post-match press conference.

With eight players coming into Australia's starting XI compared to last week's World Cup qualifying triumph over Saudi Arabia, plus six substitutes in the second half, Postecoglou claimed those changes led to a disjointed performance from the Socceroos during periods against Brazil.

Ange Postecoglou has taken responsibility for the Socceroos' heavy defeat to Brazil in Tuesday night's friendly at the MCG, but declared he does not care if critics "go hard" over the 4-0 scoreline.

"Losing Mile is a blow as he's not only an important member of the midfield, but a great leader amongst the group", Postecoglou added.

Mile Jedinak has scored 15 goals, mostly from the penalty spot, for Australia.

"I'm disappointed to miss the Confederations Cup as it is something we have been looking forward to and working towards since we won the Asian Cup", Jedinak said in a news release.

It is expected that Austrian-based holding midfielder James Jeggo will replace him, but Mark Milligan, Massimo Luango and Jackson Irvine are also in contention to to fill the large gap the Villa man has made in the Aussie's midfield.

While Aston Villa will expect Jedinak to report for preseason, the bigger picture for the Socceroos is their final two World Cup qualifiers away to Japan and at home against Thailand.

Observers who witnessed the ease with which Brazil rolled the Socceroos will rightly view it as an ominous sign of what is to come in Russian Federation against World Cup champions Germany, the highly ranked Chile and African champions Cameroon.

"We needed to get some game time into some guys - we couldn't go over there with guys having not played for a very long time".

follow

editors' picks

June 14, 2017
Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey
And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity. Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.

June 11, 2017
Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying
But that was just the start of the mayhem, as Griffiths stepped up in the 90th minute to bend in another world-class free-kick. He said: "If I score maybe a hat-trick at the weekend and a couple in the next game, the ratio might not look so bad".

June 10, 2017
Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge
House seat in Montana when Jacobs described being "body-slammed" by the candidate after asking a question about healthcare policy. Gianforte yells, "Get the hell out of here!" Democrat Rob Quist had 44 percent and Libertarian Mark Wicks 6 percent.

June 09, 2017
A sense of OPEC divisions a blow to oil prices
Last year OPEC announced a momentous deal between its member nations and some non-OPEC producers to reduce their oil output. Crude slid to its lowest level since May 9, with US benchmark futures down more than 10 percent in 10 days of trading.

June 09, 2017
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; fire chief says 21 hurt
Harnering was one of several on a bus carrying students on their way to the airport for a mission trip to Botswana. First responders tend to a female victim from a deadly vehicle-bus collision near Atlanta on Thu., June 8, 2017.

June 09, 2017
Alleged ex-trafficking victim leads police to child's body
Quate was jailed after his wife told police that he killed their then-6-year-old daughter in 2013 and hid the body in IL . She also accused Quate of killing their daughter and putting the body in the garage of a vacant home in Centreville, Ill.

June 08, 2017
What Would Putin Do With a Gay Man in Shower?
If that made you gag a little, you weren't the only ones. "Russian Federation is your company", he says at another. In his discussion with Stone, however, Putin says, "There are no restrictions whatsoever".

June 07, 2017
Bill Cosby attends trial on charges of sexual abuse
Constand, who is Canadian, claimed the alleged incident happened when she went to Cosby's mansion in the suburbs of Philadelphia . She said they acted out a scene in a script in which a tipsy woman embraces and kisses a man, which made her feel uncomfortable.

June 06, 2017
'Wonder Woman' gross revised up to $103.1 million
I had been talking to the studio for so long about doing it and I was like well "that's that'". The film lets her explore her surroundings and isn't preoccupied with loud action set pieces.

June 06, 2017
Grave fears for Australian woman missing after London attack
He looked like a fucking Muslim terrorist. "Mate, this is my last night in London and I'm supposed to fly back tomorrow", he adds. Bit of pain but I will survive.