Jason Cummings set for World Cup chance as former Rangers and Hibs striker lands first Australia call-up
The 27-year-old, who was born in Edinburgh, has been named in Graham Arnold's Socceroos squad for the upcoming double-header against New Zealand with the tournament in Qatar just two months away.
Cummings has been capped twice for Scotland but never in a competitive match, leaving the door open to switch allegience to Australia, the country of his mother's birth.
On his selection, Cummings said: "I am just really excited, buzzing - this was on my mind when I came to Australia and I was over the moon when I heard the news.
"My Grandparents came over here in the 1960s, Australia is close to my family. I can see myself living here for the rest of my life as well. To get a call-up for the famous Socceroos is unbelievable."
Cummings scored ten goals in his debut A-League campaign after quitting Dundee to join Central Coast Mariners in January.
Boss Arnold added: "I could see straight away when he (Cummings) hit the ground running, I could see he was a goalscorer. We've got four number 9's here and out of them, it's a matter of picking the one that is in the best form."
Australia play New Zealand in a friendly double-header on September 22 and September 25.
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