Australia's Milos Degenek is targeting a World Cup "dream" just over a year after being left stranded without a club.
Bolting into the national team from the blue is becoming a popular route under coach Ange Postecoglou.
Apostolos Giannou, Chris Ikonomidis, Jackson Irvine, James Meredith and Bailey Wright all sat well outside the frame before being blooded.
But even by Postecoglou-era standards, Degenek's story takes some beating.
The 22-year-old had played three matches in three years with Stuttgart's...