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Sport 'Capable of anything': Socceroos 'wonder kid' ready for World Cup

17:06  04 june  2018
17:06  04 june  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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It’s hard not to get caught up in Daniel Arzani fever right now.

At just 19, Arzani will become the youngest Socceroo to play at a World Cup when he steps onto the pitch in Kazan, Russia next weekend.

It’s the stuff of dreams.

a girl playing football on a field: Teenager Daniel Arzani is set to become the youngest Socceroo to ever play at a World Cup, in just under two weeks' time. Picture: AAP.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Teenager Daniel Arzani is set to become the youngest Socceroo to ever play at a World Cup, in just under two weeks' time. Picture: AAP.

Arzani only made his Australian debut a few days back - a debut that lasted less than 10 minutes. And his over excited parents, John and Sima, wouldn’t miss the World Cup for the World.

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"We were landing in Antalya (Turkey) when he gave us the good news and we all cried," John Arzani said.

"(We're) so happy, so proud."

a man playing a game of football: At 19, Arzani made his national debut just a few days ago and the support for the young player is running high. Picture: AAP.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd At 19, Arzani made his national debut just a few days ago and the support for the young player is running high. Picture: AAP.

Small in stature but big in talent, Arzani has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past 12 months.

Having taken the A-League by storm, working his magic with Melbourne City, he’s now become a source of talk - and intrigue - globally.

"He's capable of anything, he's unexpected," his father said.

a man and a woman sitting on a table: Arzani's parents, John and Sima, are equally as excited and will be front-and-centre to watch him take on some of the world's best players. Picture: 9NEWS.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Arzani's parents, John and Sima, are equally as excited and will be front-and-centre to watch him take on some of the world's best players. Picture: 9NEWS.

The son of a dentist, it’s hard to wipe the smile off Arzani’s face. He grew up wanting to be a neurosurgeon, but John and Sima knew he was destined for big things with the soccer ball.

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A fractured Australian football landscape will momentarily unite for the national team’s most important game in a decade.

That talent was nurtured accordingly, often, at the expense of the lounge room.

"He has broken a  lot of glasses and a lot of dishes, costing me a lot of money," Mr Arzani said.

At 7, Arzani and his family up and left Iran for Sydney. It was a giant leap of faith, but one that’s paid off. Fast forward to today, and Daniel is ready to repay Australia with goals.

"We owe something. I wish that Daniel will make Australia proud of himself and make the Australian soccer family proud of himself too," Mr Arzani said.

The Arzani’s have got their tickets. They’ll be front and centre for Australia’s first World Cup encounter against France in Kazan on June 16.

And for the wonder kid of Australian soccer... the world awaits.

a man and a woman sitting on a table: With his spot at the World Cup all locked in, the parents of Socceroos young gun Daniel Arzani are in celebration mode.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd With his spot at the World Cup all locked in, the parents of Socceroos young gun Daniel Arzani are in celebration mode.

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