Australia captain Jedinak quits international football

Aston Villa's Mile Jedinak has followed fellow Australia great Tim Cahill into international retirement.

Mile Jedinak captained Australia at the 2018 World Cup.   -  Getty Images

Veteran midfielder Mile Jedinak has retired from international football three months on from captaining Australia at a World Cup for the second time.

The Aston Villa man won 79 caps and scored 20 goals during a decade-long stint with the Socceroos.

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He notably skippered the side to glory at the Asian Cup in 2015 and played a key part in qualifying the team for Russia 2018, where the 34-year-old notched twice from the penalty spot.

Jedinak's departure leaves new boss Graham Arnold with a vast leadership gap to address following Tim Cahill's earlier decision to call time on his international career.

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