PM gets Socceroos captain's name wrong

What's in a name? (Getty)

Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak "Mike" in a YouTube message wishing the team well at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He did however, manage to get coach Ange Postecoglou's name right.

"Ange, Mike and the Socceroos, in this World Cup you have the opportunity to make the world game our national game," Abbott said.

"Throughout this cup we'll burn the midnight oil as you take the field in our name.

"We stand with you as you wear our colours into the world's greatest team sporting event.

"We're behind you, we're willing you on to victory and we know you'll seize the moment."

Jedinak's full name in Michael John Jedinak... but has only ever been referred to as a footballer as Mile Jedinak.

While striker Tim Cahill would be the most high profile Socceroos player in the current squad, Jedinak, as the captain of English Premier League side Crystal Palace, is far from unknown.

The YouTube video was later pulled before Australia's match against Chile.

This is just the latest in a long line of gaffes for Abbott, who just this week embarrassingly called Canada "Canadia".