Asian Cup: Socceroos’ Mile Jedinak to miss Tuesday match

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.