NEWCASTLE United’s Curits Good has told of his World Cup dream.
The defender, on loan at Scottish Premiership side Dundee United, has been called up into the Australia squad for next week’s friendly against Ecuador.
It is the last international before Australia’s provisional 30-man squad for the summer’s finals in Brazil is announced.
Coach Ange Postecoglou said: “If players do well in this game, and back it up with a strong second half of the year, they’ll be in pole position.”
Good – who has made one senior appearance for Newcastle – is hopeful he can make an impression against Ecuador at Millwall’s New Den on Wednesday night.
“I’m delighted to have been picked for my country, because when you start playing football as a kid that’s what you dream of,” said the 20-year-old.
“It’s a great chance to impress the coach before the World Cup. I’ve been trying hard not to get too excited about it but it hasn’t been easy.
“Brazil is a long way away yet, but it would be great if it could happen for me.”