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Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak
Date of Birth:Aug 3, 1984 (Age 29)
Place of Birth:Sydney
Nationality:Australia
Height:189 cm.
Weight:87 Kg.
Position:Midfielder
Squad Number:15
National Team Page: Australia
Mile Jedinak (Getty Images)
A failed move to Croatia when he was a teenager was just the learning curve Jedinak needed as he recovered to force his way to the top of Australia’s domestic scene and then secure that second crack at Europe. He has since flourished in Turkey and with time will take his place at the base of Australia’s midfield and probably be a key part of the 2014 campaign.

Having said that, his physical attributes and tenacity mean that despite his relative youth he would be able to adjust on the world stage and that makes him an asset to Verbeek, albeit one that he’ll rarely use throughout the campaign. Don’t discount either Jedinak’s ability to grab the odd goal despite focusing on his defensive abilities; his ability from dead-ball scenarios and willingness to get on the end of attacking moves could prove something of a wild card.

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Jedinak played under legendary Croatia manager Miroslav Blazevic during his first spell overseas.

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