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Goodwin backs fitness, form for World Cup

When Craig Goodwin lashed home his penalty in the crucial World Cup qualifying shootout against Peru in June, the moment of elation also marked the end of two months of pain.

The Socceroos winger had played through osteitis pubis (OP) and bone stress in the final weeks of Adelaide United’s A-League Men season, plus the World Cup qualifying play-offs.

Helping Australia qualify for Qatar 2022 came at a cost: a long off-season of rehabilitation for Goodwin to ensure he is fit for the six ALM games before Graham Arnold names his World Cup squad on November 14.

“It has been long and frustrating but at the end of the day I had the injury at the back end of last season and was never going to be slowed down,” Goodwin told AAP at the A-Leagues season launch.

“Having the bone stress and OP, it’s one that you can push through.

“It did make it a bit sore and a bit longer to come back from but with…

Read more at thewest.com.au

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