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Jedinak Fit For Socceroos

10 June 2013


Mile Jedinak has given Australia head coach Holger Osieck a boost by declaring he is fit to face Jordan on Tuesday night. 

The Eagles skipper missed the Socceroos' 1-1 draw with Japan last week due to an ankle knock he suffered at Wembley in the Championship Play-Off Final, but now hopes to be involved in their last two World Cup qualifiers. 

Having already won promotion to the Premier League with Palace, Jedinak will want to end his long season by helping Australia book their ticket to Brazil by winning their last two qualifiers, starting with a must-win match in Melbourne tomorrow.

Another Eagles midfielder who harbours hopes of reaching Brazil next summer is Yannick Bolasie. The winger played 59 minutes of the Democratic Republic of Congo's 0-0 World Cup qualifier against Libya on Friday. 

The result keeps them in contention in Group I and a victory against Cameroon on Sunday in Kinshasa could go a long way to helping them reach a play-off for a chance to feature in the world's showpiece competition.

Damien Delaney could also start for the Republic of Ireland in their friendly against Spain in New York on Wednesday, as John O'Shea and Marc Wilson have pulled out of the squad. The pair's absence could give Delaney a chance to test himself against world class opposition in preparation for his debut season in the top flight. 

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