Australia’s Andrew Nabbout hopes to repay Bert van Marwijk’s faith in him, while Jackson Irvine wishes his grandfather a happy 80th ahead of their World Cup opener.
On Dec. 1 last year, when the Socceroos were drawn to play their World Cup opener against France, a slight sense of fear filled the hearts and minds of football fans across Australia.
At the time, the national side were without a head coach following the resignation of Ange Postecoglou only a week earlier, and the team had only scraped through qualification via the fourth round playoff in Asia followed by an inter-confederation playoff tie over two legs against Honduras. Australian football was…

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