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Asian Cup: Socceroos’ Mile Jedinak to miss Tuesday match

January 11, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Asian Cup match against Oman after suffering an ankle injury in the Socceroos’ 4-1 win over Kuwait on Friday.

Head coach Ange Postecoglou says “he’s not quite right to play and at this stage of the tournament ... we are better to give it a few days extra rest and we will re-assess where he’s at for the game against (South) Korea.”

Jedinak twisted his left ankle contesting a header in the 41st minute of the match against Kuwait.

Oman, which plays Australia on Tuesday in Sydney, lost its opening match of the tournament 1-0 to South Korea on Saturday.

Australia and South Korea are expected to vie for top honors in Group A of the 16-team tournament.

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