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Franjic ´shattered´ as World Cup ends

15 June 2014 09:55

Australia defender Ivan Franjic spoke of being "shattered" after his FIFA World Cup was ended early by a hamstring injury.

Franjic hurt himself just after the interval in Australia's 3-1 Group B defeat to Chile on Friday, and subsequent scans found a tear in his right leg.

Early goals from Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia put the South Americans in control but Tim Cahill led a superb fightback, equalising before half-time and seeing another goal disallowed for offside.

However, Ange Postecoglou's men could not find a way through as Jean Beausejour's late effort clinched a crucial win for Chile.

Franjic's injury is a further blow to Postecoglou, who is likely to call on Ryan McGowan - a centre-back by trade - for the remainder of the tournament.

The Brisbane Roar man remains positive despite the setback though, and has backed his team-mates to impress in daunting fixtures against the Netherlands and Spain to come.

He posted on Instagram: "Shattered to get the bad news that ends my @fifaworldcup but I would not change anything for the world.

"Everything happens for a reason in life and this will only make me stronger.

"I will be standing by the boys all the way and still believe we can progress from the group stage."

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Chile

L L W W W

3 - 1

Competition
World Cup
Date
14 June 2014
Game week
1
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Arena Pantanal (Cuiabá, Mato Grosso)
Attendance
40275

Goals

1 - 0
J. Valdivia 14'
(assist by A. Sánchez) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
35' T. Cahill
 (assist by I. Franjić)
J. Beausejour 90'+2  
3 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
18
2
10 14'
8
4
21
17
20 86'
7 12'
11
Coach: J. Sampaoli

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