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FIFA World Cup 2022, Socceroos news, Cristian Volpato, Roma FC, scores, results, Garang Kuol, A-League

There is just one week to go before Socceroos coach Graham Arnold must decide his 26-man squad for the Qatar World Cup.

But one of the hottest prospects in Australian football, teen gun Cristian Volpato, has shot into contention as a bolter after scoring and assisting for Italian giants Roma in the biggest moment of his blooming career to date.

The performance reignites a long-running debate over whether Arnold should cap Volpato and thereby ensure his allegiance to Australia rather than Italy, who he is also eligible to represent on the international stage.

Volpato, who was previously rejected by Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers before his stunning rise at Roma, has represented Italy’s youth international sides but has not played at the senior international level – meaning whichever nation first hands him a debut will effectively lock him in for the future.

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