Caltex Socceroos youngster Daniel Arzani has achieved an international milestone after being confirmed in Bert van Marwijk’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ squad.
Having made the cut to travel to Russia, the NAB Young Footballer of the Year is not only the youngest Australian to ever earn selection at a FIFA World Cup™, he is also the youngest player to be selection from the 32 nations participating.
With Poland’s Sebastian Szymański not making their final 23-man squad, Melbourne City attacker Arzani is the only 1999-born player included in the tournament.
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There is a total of seven teenagers selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, with France and Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe the next youngest, born on 20 December 1998.
Arzani is also the youngest ever Australian to be selected for a FIFA World Cup™, with Mark Milligan being the next youngest when he, as a 20-year-old, earned a call up to Guus Hiddink’s squad for the 2006 tournament in Germany.
Here’s the list of the youngest Caltex Socceroos to go to a FIFA World Cup™ …
- Daniel Arzani – 19 years old at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™
- Mark Milligan – 20 years old at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™
- Massimo Luongo – 21 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Bailey Wright – 21 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Ben Halloran – 21 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Adam Taggart – 21 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Tommy Oar – 22 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Jason Davidson – 22 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Nikita Rukavytsya – 22 years old at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™
- Mathew Ryan – 22 years old at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
Here the list of the youngest players heading to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia …
- Daniel Arzani (Australia) – 19 years old (January 1999)
- Kylian Mbappe (France) – 19 years old (December 1998)
- Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) – 19 years old (November 1998)
- Francis Uzoho (Nigeria) – 19 years old (October 1998)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (England) – 19 years old (October 1998)
- Moussa Wague (Senegal) – 19 years old (October 1998)
- Jose Luis Rodriguez (Panama) – 19 years old (June 1998)
- Ian Smith (Costa Rica) – 20 years old (March 1998)
- Lee Seung-woo (South Korea) – 20 years old (January 1998)
- Luka Jovic (Serbia) – 20 years old (December 1997)
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