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Q AWhich Soc­ceroos player do you think will leave the cup with the big­gest pro­file boost?

Play­ing against Daniel Arzani (from Mel­bourne City, right) in the A-League and see­ing his per­for­mances off the bench, it’s a breath of fresh air. He’s pretty dy­namic in one v one sit­u­a­tions, he’s got good de­liv­ery, good fi­nal pass and he’s only 19. I think he’s the youngest in the whole com­pe­ti­tion so that’s a great achieve­ment in it­self. It’s about win­ning games and ob­vi­ously the per­for­mance in the sec­ond half (against Hun­gary) was a lot bet­ter than the first and again Arzani has made a good im­pact so I’m sure he’ll have an en­joy­able tour­na­ment.

You earned 13 caps over an eight-year in­ter­na­tional ca­reer — what stands out most?

ADef­i­nitely mak­ing my de­but for Aus­tralia against Ja­maica (in 2005) and be­ing part of that golden gen­er­a­tion when we qual­i­fied for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. To play one game for Aus­tralia and one game pro­fes­sion­ally is an hon­our and I’m very grate­ful.

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