As he prepares for his A-League, Matthew Jurman says he hasn't given up hope of representing his country again.
The defender last week inked a fresh deal with Newcastle, with Jurman keen to impress this upcoming season in a bid to return to the Socceroos set up.
The Dapto-born talent has played eight games in the green and gold, making his debut in Australia's World Cup qualifier games in 2017. He was then part of their Cup squad the following year.
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"Playing in those big qualifiers in front of 80,000 people in Sydney, in front of family and friends, it was probably the best time of my life. And then going to the World Cup was something that you dream of as a young kid. It was a dream come true," Jurman, 31, said.
"I haven't given up on getting back in there, so I need to have a big season and hopefully I can sneak back in there. But it was the pinnacle and I was very grateful to be given the chance. Those nights were very special to me and I won't forget them."
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