CRYSTAL Palace skipper Mile Jedinak helped Australia to the final of the 2015 Asian Cup after the Socceroos beat the United Arab Emirates 2-0 in the semi-final this week.
It is the second time in succession Jedinak has reached the final of the continental competition, having lost four years ago to Japan.
Australia will face South Korea in the final, the country who beat the Socceroos in the group stages earlier this month.
However, Jedinak missed that game through injury but will be available to lead out his country.
There was further joy on the international stage this week as Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has made it through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bolasie starred in the 1-1 draw with Tunisia on Tuesday, and it was enough to take them through on goal difference to set up a tasty meeting with neighbours Congo.
It is the first time in nine years Bolasie's country have reached the knockout stages in the competition.
Meanwhile, Palace forward Kwesi Appiah won his first cap for Ghana this week, helping his country to a 2-1 win against South Africa to also make the quarter-finals of the African tournament.
Appiah came on with 20 minutes to and played his part in a turnaround with Ghana trailing.
The striker came on as a 70th-minute substitute as his side trailed 1-0, but Ghana equalised just minutes after Appiah came on thanks to John Boye.
Appiah then saw a shot turned onto the post but thankfully Andre Ayew grabbed the winner soon after.