Mile Jedinak who plays in the midfield position has been named into the Australian squad as a skipper for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will start on the 12th day of June in Brazil. This after Lucas Neil failed to feature in Ange Postecoglou’s, the manager of Australia, squad.
The 29 years old superstar has been the captain of Crystal Palace a club in the Barclays Premier league for a total of 2 years now. He joins the likes of Lucas Neil, Mark Viduka and Peter Wilson who have been able to captain the Australia national football team in the past world cup tournaments that they qualified.
The Australia boss said that part from being a position that is privileged, Jedinak deserves it more so after being able to showcase his leadership skills in the just concluded Barclays Premier league season for Crystal palace.
Postecoglou said that English premier league is one of the most competitive league and leading your team successfully throughout the season is not a joke at all. He said that Jedinak has really risen to become a world class player despite having a background that was very humble.
He says that the Crystal palace midfielder overcame very many odds to become who he is today. He added that he believes in Jedinak leading the Australian team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in addition to Mark Bresciano and Tim Cahill who will be providing the necessary and required leadership to the team.
The Australian boss said that they are going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the intention of making a total of 23 million citizens of Australia proud.
After leading the Australian team in the international friendly where they faced Ecuador, Mile was granted this opportunity to lead his teammates in the upcoming summer tournament. Australia are in the same 2014 fifa world cup group as Spain, Netherlands and Chile.