City winger Daniel Arzani has been selected in the final 23-man Socceroos squad to compete at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 19-year-old is the youngest Australian to travel to a World Cup, catching the eye of Socceroos Head Coach Bet van Marwijk during his time in the A-League and in their pre-World Cup camp in Turkey.
Arzani has impressed not only City supporters but fans of the A-League with his mercurial speed and skill on the ball as well as his ability to bring a distinct ‘x-factor’ to matches.
van Marwijk said the selection process was a tough one for him but felt the final side can do the country proud in Russia.
“I have been very pleased with the effort and application of all of the players during our time in Turkey, and in Austria” van Marwijk said.
“Every step of the selection process has been difficult because the players have all given everything to make the final selection.
“However considering many factors, we have now settled on our final squad for Russia. I believe this group of players can do Australia proud at the world’s biggest football tournament if we continue to work collectively and intensively over the next two weeks and into the competition.”
On behalf of every at Melbourne City, we would like to wish Daniel and the Socceroos all the best for the upcoming campaign.