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.