Aub Mabil meditates on Australia’s World Cup final victory over Peru
The 26-year-old saved Australia’s fifth consecutive World Cup after rescuing Peru’s final penalty before a superb goal from goalkeeper Andrew Redemin in the Socceroos’ sixth penalty in Doha.
Mabil fell to the ground in disbelief and said he was destined to score for Australian journalists.
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“I knew I was going to score a goal. It was the only way I could say thank you Australia on behalf of my family. ”
Mabil was born in a refugee camp in Kenya.
A.D. He is currently on loan at Turkish club Casimpasa.
“I was born in a hut, a small hut. The hotel room here is definitely bigger than our family hut in that refugee camp. ”
“Australia gave me, my brothers and sisters, and my whole family a chance to live in Australia. I would like to thank Australia for that opportunity, for the opportunity my family has given me. ”
Mabil is a regular at Socceroos under coach Graham Arnold and says he hopes his success will inspire other immigrants.
“I scored a goal, a lot of my teammates scored, everyone played their part and maybe that refugee kid played a big role,” he said.
Mabil’s brother Awer Bul told Adlaide’s newspaper that his family was overjoyed.
“It was a wonderful time to be a boy in a refugee camp,” he says.
“It just feels good to see the Australian team go out there.”