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Jedinak: Socceroos over stage-fright

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Australian captain Mile Jedinak reckons the jitters are gone.

Jedinak is adamant the Socceroos won't suffer another bout of stage-fright in their World Cup encounter with the Netherlands today.

Australia were collectively wracked by nerves in their tournament-opening 3-1 loss to Chile, conceding two early goals before settling.

"We did address it after the game — obviously it was too late then," Jedinak told reporters in Porto Alegre yesterday.

"But a lot of players were playing in their first World Cup, the biggest game of their careers.

"That was the unfortunate thing that happened in that game.

"But the key part in that was the response, what you saw after that first 20 minutes. And I know that will drive the boys going forward."

Australia's fixture against the Dutch, who crushed Spain 5-1 in their opening game, will be played in the cooler climes of Porto Alegre, Brazil's southernmost city.

And Jedinak warned the mild temperatures — a forecast maximum of just 15 degrees for game day — will lead to a hotter contest against the Dutch.

"The tempo will be able to be sustained for longer periods, which in itself is going to be an interesting proposition and one I think we're going to be prepared for," he said.

"Obviously Chile and the Netherlands are two different teams and we have got a game plan for that, they are different to what we had against Chile."








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