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Nurnberg's Vidosic keen on experiencing more international action

FC Nurnberg forward Dario Vidosic is keen on experiencing more international football after suiting up for the Socceroos in June.

The 22-year old was used sparingly against Japan in Australia's final World Cup qualifier at the MCG and is looking for some more game time when the national team takes on the Republic of Ireland in Limerick on Wednesday night (4:30am EST).

"I know I have a long way to go but Pim (Verbeek) said some encouraging things after the camp in June when I was with the team for nearly three weeks before getting on for my debut against Japan," Vidosic said.

"I'm part of the next generation I suppose…if we can show now what we're about then who knows what can happen.

"It's more about the experience and feeling at home in the company of the great players Pim has at his disposal."

Vidosic added that he will need to be playing regular first team football with Nurnberg if he is any chance of being selected for Verbeek's 23-man squad for next year's World Cup.

"To have a chance of going to the World Cup I'll have to be playing regularly," he added.

"That's pretty clear and you can't argue with it. That's the big challenge for me.

"It's all about building on what I achieved last year at Nurnberg. I've missed a bit of the pre-season with a small injury and I know the club will rely on the more experienced players in the early stages of the new season."

Andrew Slevison
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