Reading keeper Federici rules out Australia return

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Federici knows Australia have a glamour friendly with Argentina lined up for September 11 in Melbourne.

But he promised: "I was on the bench for a friendly with Uruguay at the end of last season and would love to be given the chance to play for my country but I won't be going to this one.

"Australia also play friendlies in Europe so those are the ones I would be able to be involved in.

"Time is on my side - I'm only 22 and Mark Schwarzer is 35 so I have just got to be patient.

"I feel I am way ahead of myself anyway, especially when you consider I didn't even have a club two years ago.

"And I can understand the manager's point of view with people coming back injured or tired out. I'm happy to be where I am right now."