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Australia announce wrong team to face Tunisia on Twitter as they include injured Nathaniel Atkinson in starting XI for World Cup group stage clash

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Australia’s social media team have been guilty of an embarrassing gaffe after they accidentally named the injured Nathaniel Atkinson in their line-up to face Tunisia.

The Hearts right-back has been ruled out of the Socceroos’ World Cup group stage clash against the African nation after picking up a knock in the 4-1 loss to France.

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Australia accidentally named the wrong roster to face Tunisia after including Atkinson

But to the surprise of the fans, he was included in the starting XI for the unmissable clash in Qatar.

Fans were quick to comment on the post on Twitter to remind Australia that Atkinson was unavailable.

And after being alerted to their mistake, Australia quickly axed the post, before appointing Fran Karacic to replace Atkinson.

One fan tweeted: “Atkinson hurt some guys.”

Another messaged: “That’s wrong…Atkinson reportedly not playing.”

A third added: ‘I thought Atkinson was injured??

Atkinson was injured in the recent 4-1 loss to Australia

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Atkinson was injured in the recent 4-1 loss to Australia


This fan remarked, “That’s wrong… Atkinson supposedly wouldn’t play.”

Meanwhile, one said: “It’s not the team. Krancic replaces Atkinson.

And after being alerted to their mistake, Australia quickly axed the post, before appointing Fran Karacic to replace Atkinson.

Atkinson had a tough match midweek where he faced Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

Atkinson struggled against Mbappe, with the defender criticizing his performance

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Atkinson struggled against Mbappe, with the defender criticizing his performance

Speaking after the match, Atkinson gave a stark self-assessment of his performance.

He remarked, “It’s a revelation.

“There’s a reason he makes $200 million a year and I’m where I am.”

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