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Jedinak out for Australia, 3 return from injury for next World Cup qualifier against Jordan


MELBOURNE, Australia — Captain Mile Jedinak has been left off Australia's squad for its Oct. 8 World Cup qualifier against Jordan, but Trent Sainsbury, James Troisi and Tomi Juric have returned from injury to be included on the team.

"It is a sign of the depth we are creating that we bring these three guys back into the squad for the Jordan game ... all three played a major part in our Asian Cup success and after finding fitness and regular club football they are ready to come back in." Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said Wednesday

Jedinak, a Crystal Palace midfielder, meanwhile, has been trying to increase his playing time in the English Premier League.

Australia, with three consecutive wins, leads Group B in Asian qualifying with nine points, two ahead of Jordan.

Australia squad: Luke Brattan, Nathan Burns, , Alex Cisak, Jason Davidson, Tarek Elrich, , Eugene Galekovic, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Massimo Luongo, Ryan McGowan, Matt McKay, , , Aaron Mooy, Tommy Oar, Tom Rogic, Trent Sainsbury, Matt Spiranovic, James Troisi, Alex Wilkinson, Bailey Wright.

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