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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

  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #81

    Couple of empty seats by the corner flag.

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #82

    Some empty seats in my kitchen.

    2
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #83

    Already counted and this stadium is pretty full currently. Will check again at half time and towards the end.

    🙂

    0
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #84

    Is that cos no one wants to come round Mort?

    🙂

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  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #85

    Midget Belgian strikers v Canada

    Where’s our Canadian honey badger fan?

    0
  • jane

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #86

    changed his name to The Bard.

    0
  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #87

    Taco Taker it’s reserved for when Ronaldo comes over for dinner with his agent to ask me if I would be happy if he joined Newcastle. I’ll tell him Taco Taker wants him to join aswell 😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #88

    Yesterday when Taco Taker said he missed a France goal because he had to pause his TV was a lie. It’s because the neighbours window he was peeking through drew their curtains shut so Taco Taker had to find another neighbours window to peek through.

    8
  • Mort

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #89

    The Taco Taker change your name to The Window Peeker

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #90

    poor pen

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #91

    Handball…goalbound!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #92

    I see my fellow Munster man Roy Keane is winding up the English fans about Grealish and Rice who played for us. 🙂

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #93

    Left footer!!!

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #94

    Canada all over Belgium right now.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #95

    Gotta make it count!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #96

    Shoulda been a second pen…not offside, it was a backpass.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #97

    Herdman been watching the Toon?

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  • Scythe

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #98

    Is the WC Fantasy website down for anyone else? Can’t log in at all!

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #99

    Giving Canada zero credit here!
    The better team.

    0
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #100

    Works fine for me Scythe, just checked. Got my points for Courtois penalty save too!

    0
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #101

    To be fair Clint they did say they have been the better side and should be ahead.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #102

    Taco

    Just…as i wrote that, only!

    😉

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #103

    Fair enough mate

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #104

    They’re mostly saying what’s bad about Belgium…tbh.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #105

    Canada have been really good.
    Belgium may come good…plenty of time.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #106

    Scythe methinks you were goading us to log in so we see who is top of the league!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #107

    That’s a pen!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #108

    Omg!

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #109

    Yeah Canada kind of need to take advantage of their dominance.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #110

    Taco

    Wow!
    They’ve been great!
    Deserve a lead.

    Bad pen miss!!!

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #111

    Davies of Canada had his penalty shot saved.
    He’s another left footer.
    Similar to our Cup game misses and those of a few others

    Just seems to happen that left footers are more predictable for the goalie to defend and less reliable when it comes to scoring

    6
  • coming home

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #112

    Munster asking what’s happened to Mund and Fenham
    😆

    Maybe you and your thick head has happened to them
    With the help of Raj the dutchy and that tw@t Taco and little dazzler
    Bunch of cnuts
    That’s what’s happened

    17
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #113

    I have been nice to Fenham recently. I drew a line under our past disagreements. Did you miss that coming home?

    That is what irritates me about you, you make statements about me that you consistently fail to back up.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #114

    I see BBC have withdrawn from Sky. Well, will not be watching them then. Another nail in their coffin.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #115

    I note you haven’t asked where Adam and others are, feel free to assume that is my fault too.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #116

    Man, that blows!

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  • coming home

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #117

    Taco

    Your a disgrace
    And we know you are Adamn

    17
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #118

    Canada with the Geordie press!

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #119

    Wow Pug is that true? Completely off Sky?

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #120

    It is “you’re” a disgrace and you failed to back up those words last time too.

    😉

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