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Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak expecting tough Macedonia test for Australia

Australian national team captain Mile Jedinak knows that Tuesday's friendly with Macedonia will be a stringent test for he and his teammates.

The Socceroos drew 2-2 with German in Kaiserslautern last week and are now preparing to meet the Macedonians in Skopje in another difficult European friendly.

Crystal Palace star Jedinak knows at international level that it's extremely hard to find an easy fixture and is banking on the meeting with Macedonia, ranked 108th in the world, being another good examination for the Asian Champions.

"Everyone wants to put their best foot forward, no matter where we're playing, who we're playing, what the conditions are," he said.

"You're playing for your national team, there's no such thing as an easy game. It just doesn't come into our way of thinking; our way of doing things.

"That's the challenge, for everybody to make sure they do their best because when there's (World Cup) qualifiers and there's three points up for grabs we can look back at games like this and say, 'well, who had the right attitude?'.

"I'm sure everyone wants to do the right thing and have a real good go."

Jedinak added further: "It's the nature of international football.

"Everyone's got something to prove and that can never be taken lightly."

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