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Pavlich misses All Australian selection
Fremantle Dockers captain Matthew Pavlich. Picture: Getty Images.

Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich is set to be be a shock omission from tonight's All Australian team after revealing he hadn't been invited to attend the event.

Pavlich spoke about the team's season at Fremantle Oval this morning and the All Australian team will be announced in Melbourne at 6.30pm tonight.

The inspirational captain was named in the 40 man provisional squad. He has been selected in the elite 22 man squad six times and was expected to be chosen again after an outstanding year which included 62 goals in the home and away season.

He said teammate Luke McPharlin had been invited to the event and was flying to Melbourne. But when asked is he'd been invited, Pavlich said no.

Pavlich said McPharlin deserved to be recognised for his brilliant year.

Pavlich will travel interstate on Wednesday to consult a surgeon about an achilles operation. He is also preparing for arthroscopic surgery on his hip.

He said he had managed the achilles problem all season but refused to use the injury as an excuse for a below par performance against Adelaide on Friday night.

The West Australian

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