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World Cup: Australia defender Ivan Franjic out of tournament

Last Updated: 15/06/14 8:56am

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Ivan Franjic: Ruled out of tournament

Ivan Franjic: Ruled out of tournament

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Ivan Franjic has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's World Cup campaign after injuring his left hamstring in Friday's 3-1 defeat to Chile.

Franjic was replaced early in the second half and Australia coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed that medical scans showed a "fairly significant tear."

The 26-year-old defender had a difficult start as Australia conceded two early goals, but played a role in the comeback with a cross in the lead-up to Tim Cahill's goal that made it 2-1 before half-time.

His absence leaves a hole for Australia at right-back for Wednesday's match against the Netherlands, with Ryan McGowan likely to take Franjic's place.

Franjic admitted on social media he was "shattered to get the bad news."

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