Photos: Former Leeds player Rudy Austin up against Argentina's best

Elland Road pitchside

The recently released Leeds United player took part in a match to remember this weekend.

Former Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin went head-to-head with some of the world’s best players this weekend, as his Jamaica side clashed with Argentina in the Copa America.

Austin left Elland Road at the end of last season, with Leeds opting not to offer the 30-year-old a new contract. But despite being a free agent for now, Austin’s focus was clearly on international matters as he attempted to inspire a shock against the 2014 World Cup finalists.

That was not to be, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring the only goal of the game in the 11th minute, but Jamaica can take pride in the fact that they kept their illustrious opponents at bay for much of the encounter.

In truth it was an easy victory for Lionel Messi’s men, but this is a match Austin and co will never forget.

With their Copa America campaign now at an end, Jamaica will head home and the former Leeds player will focus on securing a new club ahead of the next domestic campaign.

But whatever happens, he will be hoping his performances this summer have piqued the interest of someone.

Austin featured 112 times for Leeds following his move from SK Brann – where he racked up 99 appearances.

Never one to shy away from an on-pitch battle, Austin went up against Messi, Carlos Tevez and Angel Di Maria among others on the night.

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