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Jedinak Makes Eagles History At World Cup

19 June 2014

Eagles skipper Mile Jedinak made Palace history in Australia's defeat to Holland at the FIFA World Cup by becoming the first player from the club to score in the showpiece event.

However it wasn't all good news for the Socceroos captain as defeat means that Australia cannot qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.

In one of the games of the competition so far, with the scores at 1-1 Jedinak's side were awarded a contentious penalty nine minutes after the restart, and the midfielder sent Jasper Cillessen the wrong way from 12 yards to put his side in front.

That strike meant that Mile became the first ever Palace player to score in the tournament's 84-year history, but unfortunately for the side in green and gold they saw their lead slip as the impressive Dutch side came back to win 3-2 and clinch a place in the last 16.

With Chile sending current holders Spain crashing out of the competition later in the evening, it means Mile will lead his side into a dead-rubber against the Spanish on Monday in what will be their final outing in Brazil.

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