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Kuol Discusses World Cup Debut As He Vows To Continue Working Hard



Garang Kuol made his World Cup debut in Australia’s 4-1 defeat against France last night. The 18-year-old came on for lone Aussie goalscorer Craig Goodwin in the 73rd minute.

The appearance was Kuol’s 2nd cap for the Socceroos. He made his debut against Chris Wood and New Zealand during the September international break. In entering the match last night, Kuol became the 9th youngest player in World Cup history.

France’s dominance after Australia took the early lead continued after Kuol’s entrance. France were pushing for more goals which meant little joy for the teenager up front with few touches.

After the match, Kuol spoke to CodeSports about his experience. The Shields Gazette has published the following from the young attacker.

“To see six-foot-four people as quick as me just shows the big difference between me and some of those players. Only hard work is going to mean making it to that level. Good to get that taste.

“It felt pretty long chasing France around! When I came on I was just excited to show what I can do. I think it’s something I need to look at with the coaches to see how I can get on the ball more.”

Next up for the Aussies is Tunisia, who battled Denmark to a scoreless draw yesterday. Hopefully, Garang will get another opportunity to shine this Saturday. While his debut was frustrating, it’ll be a valuable learning experience.

Kuol was also asked about his pending move to Newcastle United in January. He revealed that he continues to receive a lot of support from the Toon army. He even stated that he wears black and white shoes in support of his future club.

It also looks like Harry Kane’s scan on his ankle has shown no damage according to multiple reports. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also revealed that Kane took part in today’s session ahead of Friday’s match against the USA.

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308 comments so far

  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #41

    Niafron
    wikipedia page says Iran have won it 3 times. Asia cup has Iran and Iraq and Japan and Korea. Japan and Korea aren’t arabic the last time I checked. In recent times even Australia have joined the asia cup

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #42

    Niafron

    I’m talking about now, this tournament.
    Look similarly matched…decent!
    Germany look tougher, Spain more skill.
    This is no test for Spain!
    Germany will be out for blood!

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #43

    The main competition is the Asian Cup like Afcon and Euros. Arabic cup is something else.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #44

    Mort, common sense is accepting that you are wrong when proven to be wrong rather than making up you own rules as to why you are right. You learned what MENA means, so at least that is something.

    😉

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  • Scythe

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #45

    My mate said he’s tried to make a substitution to bring on a Belgian player who hasn’t played yet to replace an Argentina player who scored a zero and he gets an error message. He sent me a screen shot. It just flat out won’t let him do it. I haven’t had that problem though (so far).

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  • SirRhosis

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #46

    Lesh, from earlier Re the misspelling of my name.
    At first, I bridled and thought uh oh, here we go….then I immediately burst into a fit of the giggles as I thought it was hilarious.
    No harm done mate 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #47

    Scythe,
    If he’s tried to do it today then it would have had to be before 10:00 GMT.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #48

    Jail,

    Aye you can as long as they are unlocked and they will score points in this gameday thing I believe.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #49

    There’s a content provider who seems to think that if you hit your Wildcard this week then your transfers remain active up until the last game of round two, therefore being able to choose two teams, one for this week and one for round three :scratchingchin: emoji

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #50

    G

    I hope you didn’t put that £10 on Costa Rica

    Spain are winning 5 – 0 with less than 10 minutes to go plus whatever’s added on for stoppages!

    🙁

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #51

    Tfb,
    Can you then hit your wild card?

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #52

    Not sure mate

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  • Scythe

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #53

    Apparently he tried doing his subs yesterday and got the same error message. He woke up today assuming it would let him do it now and it still doesn’t! This FWC isn’t a patch on our FPL game.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #54

    WC will be over by the time we’ve sussed the rules out 😆

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #55

    Number 6 hits the back of the net!

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  • Scythe

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #56

    And that’s six!

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #57

    Seventh Heaven (For Spain)

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  • Scythe

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #58

    Lucky number seven!

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #59

    And there was me saying Costa Rica might give Spain a game.
    HAHAHAHAHAHA

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #60

    Tunisia and Morocco do play in the afcon so what rules have I made up?

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #61

    This lot might as well go home now.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #62

    Must say this game looked really empty towards the end, I could understand a few Costa Rica fans leaving, but I don’t actually think they have. Stadium looks 50-60% full to me.

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #63

    Who watches the World Cup or any football match to count empty seats? smh

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #64

    Again they just describe goals we can see for ourselves. Instead of talking how Costa should have defended or how tactically Spain took them apart. What’s point of paying these pundits lots of money when you can just get anyone off the street to do same thing and pay them minimum wage.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #65

    Mort, The “rule” which makes you correct after saying this in response to TFB stating that the MENA teams had done well and mentioned Tunisia and Morocco:

    “Nov 23, 2022 at 11:33 AM
    Comment #106
    Someone doesn’t know their geography. I’m sure Tunisia and Morocco are in Africa not the Mena region”

    No-one is debating that the countries don’t play in AFCON you just bring that up to avoid the fact that it is not that TFB does not know his geography it is that you don’t know your terminology.

    “siuuuuu”

    🙂

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #66

    Looking forward to seeing Johnathon David -another one Toon suppose to be interested in

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #67

    Clearly the BBC have given a Job Seeker from Salford an internship

    Fans around the Country will be passing round the sick bucket

    The end of his second spell at Old Trafford followed a controversial interview in which he criticised United and said he had “no respect” for Ten Hag.

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  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #68

    SirRhosis

    Glad I noticed the misspelling, well, the phone’s, of your name.

    And more to the point, you saw it was an error. Phew.

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #69

    But I know thats not what tfb meant. She or he put them in same bracket as Saudi but in the football world Tunisia and Morocco are part of Africa. Siiiiuuuu indeed. Admit it you’re a Ronaldo fan aswell. 😉

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #70

    Same here Charlie.

    Belgium a bit slow at the back an all and generally play5, play slow and are pretty passive.

    Wonder if they have changed.

    Could be an interesting game

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #71

    Taco Taker has a Ronaldo shirt at home 😉

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #72

    but you don’t know what TFB meant clearly because you didn’t know what MENA meant. Why can’t TFB compare various teams that are in the MENA region? We can compare Canada to Cameroon if we want.

    On Ronaldo, from the person who was banging on about signing Ronaldo for days that’s rich. I am pretty sure your entire bedroom is a shrine to Ronaldo, duvet and all.

    😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #73

    SIIIIIIUUUUUUU
    Taco Taker you must be excited the Belgium game is on soon. All them seats you can start counting. Should keep you busy. Other posters will keep you updated on what happens in the game I’m sure.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #74

    I saw the match just fine, it was simply an observation that the game looked very poorly attended. Why don’t you go back to counting how many homes in the UK get their energy from Qatars supply.

    😉

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  • Darnik

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #75

    Well I’m not enjoying this fantasy wc might just sack it off

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #76

    The Mort is like thrush 😆

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #77

    I don’t need to the BBC tells me that. That’s what I pay them for. You need to stop watching tv through your neighbours window. Buy your own licence Tobacco Taker

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #78

    Toons fans bad is a she male confirmed by mentioning thrush.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #79

    I thought Sosa did OK today for Croatia. Still think he could be a great siging if Howe is no longer convinced about Targett.

    Now to take a look at J. David.

    Of the players we are often linked to Dembele looked very good last night but his injury record is a concern.

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #80

    J. David will be on the pitch not the stands.

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