From being born in a refugee camp to playing in the World Cup and being bought by the richest club in the world

He is Egyptian, but will represent Australia in the World Cup. He is 18 years old and has already signed a pre-contract with the richest team in the world.

As it happens in each world football, arise stories for other striking of the players, coaches, some props or even members of the medical staff. Yes ok Qatar 2022 hasn’t started yet, when Australia presented the list of 26 summoned, two things surprised several. One is that Graham Arnoldare DT, he left his son-in-law outdefender Trent Sainsbury. The other, that He quoted a kid who got in at the last minute on the payroll for his great present and that he has a tough life story.

From being born in a refugee camp in Egypt to emigrating to Australia and starting to play football

Is about Garang Kuol. His parents are from South Sudanfrom where they had to flee to Egypt because of the civil war. There he was born on September 15, 2004 in a refugee campwhere he stayed until he was six years old, when his family had to re-migrate for the Arab Spring. That’s how they came to Australia.

His first steps in football were taken at the Goulburn Valley Suns, Australian Second Division club. Quickly, Kuol managed to capture the attention of the best teams, something that led him to sign a contract with the Central Coast Mariners Youth Academyclub of the Australian-New Zealand A-League. His debut in Primera was in April of this year and with a goal included. The great level of him led him to integrate the “all star” team of the league who played a friendly against Barcelona: “They gave us two or three chances thanks to him. He has a lot of talent and a great future”praised it Xavi Hernandez.

Garang Kuol, pre-contract with Newcastle and arrival to the Australian team, with which he will be in Qatar

In May 2022, he signed his first contract as a professional with the Mariners for two years. four months later, the club announced an agreement with Newcastle, the richest club in the worldto take the young Australian promise. “It’s unreal. For any youngster in Australia, the Premier League is commonplace because it’s what we see the most, but no one really thinks they’re capable of playing there. To be one of those privileged and to be in this position is just fantastic.”Kuol said after confirming the link. After playing the World Cup in Qatar, will join the squad of the English team.

At the same time his transfer to Newcastle was confirmed, he obtained his first call-up to Australia’s senior team. It was to play two friendlies against New Zealand. In a second, came on from the bench in the second half, in what were the only 17 minutes he played for his team. He is extreme, fast and skilled. His gifts made Graham Arnold Put him in the 26 called for Qatar. A) Yes, He will be the youngest Australian to play in a World Cup.

Australia’s fixture in the 2022 World Cup, when it plays and at what time

date 1

  • France vs. Australia | Tuesday, November 22, at 4:00 p.m. | Al Janoub Stadium.

date 2

  • Tunisia vs. Australia | Saturday November 26, at 07 | Al Janoub Stadium.

date 3

  • Australia vs. Denmark | Wednesday, November 30, at 12 | Al Janoub Stadium.

*The hours correspond to the Argentine zone.

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