After 79 appearances, an historic AFC Asian Cup triumph and a number of crucial goals for the Caltex Socceroos, Mile Jedinak has confirmed his retirement from international football.
Jedinak made the announcement in a moving Instagram post on Monday, with the tributes flowing in on social media to acknowledge his contribution to the national team.
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A number of his Caltex Socceroos teammates were quick to pay tribute to Australia's 'bearded warrior'.
Many of the other sentiments from the Australian football community centred around the 34-year-old’s fearless leadership qualities.
Jedinak made a habit throughout his international career of scoring some crucial goals for the Caltex Socceroos, many of them from the penalty spot.
From his goals against France and Denmark at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to his hat-trick against Honduras which booked Australia’s ticket to Russia, Jedinak always delivered.
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