Jedinak to miss playoff

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/9/27 23:13:39

Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of the Asian World Cup playoff against Syria after failing to recover from a long-term groin injury.

The stalwart midfielder, who missed the Confederations Cup and the last World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand, was named in a preliminary squad last week but omitted from the final 23-man list released on Wednesday.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made five changes to the squad that lost to Japan and beat Thailand, with Israel-based striker Nikita Rukavytsya set to line up for the first time since 2014 in next week's away leg in Malacca, Malaysia.

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