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Former A-League Outcast Nabbout Ready For World Cup Debut

Former A-League outcast Nabbout ready for World Cup debut

A one-time A-League reject who sought refuge in Malaysia's top flight, Australia's Andrew Nabbout is poised to cap a remarkable career revival with a World Cup debut against France on Saturday.

Kazan, Russia, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jun, 2018 ) :A one-time A-League reject who sought refuge in Malaysia's top flight, Australia's Andrew Nabbout is poised to cap a remarkable career revival with a World Cup debut against France on Saturday.

And if the rookie Australia striker get the nod from coach Bert van Marwijk, he has pledged to make it count.

"If I do get the honour to lead the line, you know what you're going to get out of me," Nabbout said on Wednesday at the Socceroos training camp in Kazan.

"I'm going to work hard up there and do exactly what I've been doing the last few games." The 25-year-old front man from Japan's Urawa Diamonds scored his maiden goal for Australia in a recent 4-0 friendly win over the Czech Republic.

He now has a golden chance to stake his claim for the sole striker's spot in van Marwijk's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation during this World Cup campaign.

Talisman Tim Cahill, 38, is set to start on the bench alongside Lucerne striker Tomi Juric, who has struggled with injury niggles in recent weeks.

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