Keanu Baccus is daring to dream of firing himself into the World Cup history books for Australia.The Socceroo’s kick off their Group D campaign tomorrow night against current holders France, going into the clash as serious underdogs.St Mirren midfielder Baccus grew up idolising the likes of former Aussie stars Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Tim Cahill, watching them as they represented their country at World Cups around the globe.Cahill scored one of Australia’s most memorable ever goals at the tournament in 2014, lashing home a stupendous volley against Holland in Brazil which kissed the underside of the bar as it crashed into the net.And as he prepares for what is set to be a memorable encounter against Kylian Mbappe and co, 24-year-old Baccus is determined to create a special memory of his own in Qatar for his family, his country and St Mirren.Baccus told Renfrewshire Live Sport: “Although I used to watch rugby growing up, I was fixated on football.
I watched Tim Cahill a lot, he was massive for us.“Mark Schwarzer, even though he was a goalkeeper, he was massive too. He was a nice guy as well.
Mark Bresciano, Harry Kewell, Viduka. I loved so many.“When I think of World Cups it’s so special. Cahill’s goal for Australia in Brazil was incredible.“I remember Van Persie’s header for the Netherlands as well.
These moments are so special.“You never know, to come off the bench and create history for myself, my family, for St Mirren, everyone involved, it would be an amazing feeling.“To follow in the footsteps of the likes of Cahill and those guys is amazing and actually a bit surreal.“When you get older you realise how blessed you are and you’ve got to keep pushing and improving and doing the hard work.“It pays off in theRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk