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Federici hoping for more caps after Australia debut

Adam Federici is hoping he can now add to his first senior international cap for the Australian team.

The 25-year old Reading goalkeeper took the gloves for the first time for the Socceroos senior team against New Zealand on Monday night and despite conceding one goal was happy with his performance and looking forward to winning more caps in the future.

"It is a good learning curve. It was a great experience and obviously I just wanted to get the first one out of the way and hopefully I can have a few more and push on from tonight's performance really," Federici said.

"It was a little bit lucky on their behalf to get the flick on straight into the path of one of their players," he said of the goal. "They will always have chances though New Zealand because they have got their big boys in the box so everyone wishes them luck in the World Cup and hopefully they do well."

Federici is in the preliminary squad of 28 and is expected to make the final cut of 23 for the World Cup in South Africa which kicks off in about three weeks.

Andrew Slevison
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