Bresciano drained by FIFA ban: Postecoglou

November 18, 2013
By Steve Larkin
Key Socceroo Mark Bresciano has been mentally drained by a four-month ban from FIFA which endangers his World Cup ambitions, coach Ange Postecoglou says.

Postecoglou says the full ramifications of Bresciano's ban remain unclear beyond Tuesday night's friendly against Costa Rica in Sydney.

But he praised the pivotal midfielder for maintaining his training focus ahead of what could be his last match until April next year.

"It has affected him in terms of his mind," ...

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