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World Cup 2018: Jackson Irvine able to play for Australia towards France

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World Cup 2018: Jackson Irvine able to play for Australia towards France

Jackson Irvine (centre) made his Australia debut in 2013

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As a 12-year-old, Jackson Irvine was within the stands to witness Australia’s win over Uruguay in Sydney which earned them a spot on the World Cup for the primary time in 32 years.

Now aged 25, the midfielder is making ready for his first World Cup as a Socceroos participant and a tricky opening recreation towards multi-talented France in Kazan on Saturday (11:00 BST).

Irvine has gone from boyhood fan to representing his nation at soccer’s biggest event.

“I am excited to see how far this workforce can go – not simply in Russia, however within the years to come back, too,” Irvine, who began 2017-18 with Burton Albion in England’s second-tier earlier than a £2.5m transfer to Hull Metropolis, instructed playersvoice.com.