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Australia defeated Tunisia1-0 thanks to a header fromMitchell Duke.

Garang Kuolcan be as good as he wants to be. He has all the attributes to be among the worlds best attacking players and I dont say that lightly. Its down to him now.

Nick Montgomery does not even hesitate. When asked for his appraisal of Garang Kuol the second-youngest player at the World Cupbehind onlyGermanysYoussoufa Moukoko the head coach of A-League side Central Coast Mariners does not attempt to douse the hype surrounding the 18-year-old Australia forward.

The kids special, Montgomery says. He hasnt achieved anything yet but if he stays focused and grounded, he can achieve whatever he wants. Talents like Garang, who can turn a game with a moment of magic, dont come around very often especially in Australia.

Kuols rise has been as rapid as it has been remarkable.

Last December, Kuol scored on his professional debut as a 17-year-old replacement against Sydney-based second-tier side APIA Leichhardt in Australias version of theFA Cup. He found the back of the net again during a 27-minute A-League bow against Wellington Phoenix in April, when he burst onto a through ball and cleverly finished early beyond a stranded goalkeeper (shown below).

The next month, after four goals and an assist in just 189 minutes of action across nine A-League substitute appearances, he starred for the A-League All Stars againstBarcelonain a Sydney friendly before he signed his first professional contract in June.

September brought a first Australia call-up and then cap a 17-minute appearance against New Zealand which, at 18 years and 10 days, made him the youngster Socceroo since Harry Kewell in 1996. Later that week camethe agreement of a lucrative transfer to Newcastle Unitedof thePremier Leaguethat he will make in January.

Fewer than 12 months on from that Mariners bow, following six goals and three assists in just 327 minutes spread across 13 A-League appearances, and a solitary pro start against Sydney FC in the first round of this seasons cup, Kuol is expected to become his nations youngest representative at aWorld Cupduring their campaign in Qatar.

Although he has dismissed that impending record as just a label, the forward who can play anywhere across the front line is having to become used to exposure.

Already, an episode of the A-League All Access documentary series entitled Skys The Limit has been dedicated to a youngster who is yet to start a match in that competition.

Kuols running style has drawn comparisons withKylian Mbappe who he could face today (Tuesday) as world championsFranceare also in Group D, along withDenmarkandTunisia and his soon-to-beNewcastleteam-mateAllan Saint-Maximin, though the teenager himself believes his characteristics more closely resemble those of Sadio Mane.

Kuol has studied Bayern Munichs formerLiverpoolforward for years and, now that he is Tyneside-bound, has also been watching videos of Faustino Asprilla thrilling the St James Park crowd in the 1990s.

Expect excitement thats what Ive seen from him, saysAwer Mabil, a winger for Cadiz in SpainsLa Ligawho is a mentor for Kuol within theAustraliasquad. Hes got flair and can change the game just like that; out of nothing. Hes going to be amazing but you can already see what he can do. Newcastle is a great move for him and its a great investment for the future.

At the moment, Kuols reputation is built on flashes of brilliance, like the magnificent double he scored during a 35-minute substitute appearance against Macarthur FC earlier this month, which included the clinical finish from a tight angle below.

Dwight Yorke, the formerManchester Unitedstriker who manages Macarthur, called Kuol a special talent with the X factor and an incredible football intelligence.

A cracker from Garang to get us back on level terms yesterday afternoon. We cant wait to watch him do this on the world stage very soon!