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Chunnam's Cornthwaite still holding World Cup hope

Robert Cornthwaite says he will do everything in his power to force his way into Australia's World Cup squad.

The 28-year old centre-back, currently with South Korean side Chunnam Dragons, has played for the Socceroos on eight occasions but is hoping he can string some solid months together in order to win a surprise call into Ange Postecoglou's roster for Brazil 2014.

"The World Cup is a few months away and the clock is ticking and people are running out of time," Cornthwaite told au.fourtfourtwo.com.

"But until that squad is named in May, I'll be doing everything I can to get my name in there. The only way to do that is to start playing here regularly and playing well.

"The K-League is a really competitive league, a high standard, so if I'm playing regularly that'll help. It's always encouraging to see Wilko (Jeonbuk Hyundai's Alex Wilkinson) or (Shandong Luneng) Ryan McGowan, in China, get selected to know the selectors are watching.

"Fingers crossed but even if things don't work out for the World Cup, I've still got my eye on the (2015) Asian Cup. I'm only 28 so I still feel like I've got something to offer the Australia set-up if I get the chance."

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