Jurman stunned by 'crazy' Caltex Socceroos rise
Caltex Socceroos defender Matt Jurman admits even he's surprised by his rapid rise from spectator to potential FIFA World Cup starter in the space of a month.
The 27-year-old has timed his run into the national team to perfection, starting in all four of Australia make-or-break playoffs against Syria and Honduras.
And the former Sydney FC man could be set to reap the rewards after Wednesday's win at Stadium Australia put him firmly in the frame for a ticket to Russia 2018.
"I thought I would be watching the boys [from home]," Jurman told Fox Sports.
"To be in my second camp and hopefully going to a World Cup, it's unbelievable.
"All of the boys have been great since I've come in and it's great to see everyone get the rewards today.
"To be part of the last few games is really amazing. It's a lot to take in.
"Just walking out before the game, the national anthem, and now winning the game, it's all crazy and probably won't sink in for a few weeks."
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury denies former club Inter in first UEFA Champions League start
Two Caltex Socceroos defenders were involved in key UEFA Champions League matches on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Milos Degenek’s Red Star Belgrade took on the might of Paris Saint Germain, featuring Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, while Trent Sainsbury went to former club Inter Milan
Aussies Abroad: Nabbout, Urawa Red Diamonds win Emperors Cup final
Andrew Nabbout emerged an Emperors Cup Final winner with Urawa Red Diamonds after the J-League outfit defeated Vegalta Sendai 1-0 yesterday evening. Nabbout was an unused substitute as the Reds clinched the trophy thanks to an early strike from Tomoya Ugajin. It is Urawa’s
'Amazing reward': Cahill to feature in FIFA World Football Museum
A pair of Tim Cahill’s boots will join items like the FIFA World Cup trophy, match balls from some of football’s biggest occasions and rare match-worn shirts in FIFA’s World Football Museum in Switzerland. The Caltex Socceroos legend revealed on Instagram on Sunday morning (AE
Boyle given 'all clear' following 'nasty collision'
Caltex Socceroos attacker Martin Boyle has been given the “all clear” following a head knock in Hibernian’s Scottish Premiership win at Hamilton Academical on Sunday morning (AEDT). Boyle needed lengthy treatment before half time after clashing with Hamilton’s Gary Woods and s