Ivan Franjic ruled out of World Cup

Ivan Franjic ruled out of World Cup
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Australia defender Ivan Franjic is poised to miss his nation's remaining World Cup games after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Ivan Franjic will play no further part in Australia's World Cup campaign after sustaining a hamstring injury in the 3-1 defeat to Chile on Friday night.

The 26-year-old lasted a little over 45 minutes before being replaced, with Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou confirming that the defender's scans had shown a "fairly significant tear".

Prior to being substituted Franjic had played a prominent role in helping Australia get back into the contest, crossing for Tim Cahill who halved the deficit to just one goal.

The Aussies' remaining Group B games come against the Netherlands and Spain respectively.

 Jean Beausejour of Chile celebrates scoring his teams third goal with Mauricio Pinilla during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014
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