Socceroos arrive in Brazil for friendly

September 3, 2013
Mitchell Duke is used to watching in wonder on television as Brazil's best footballers show their wares.

Now the 22-year-old Central Coast Mariners striker is pinching himself at the dramatic rise that has him in capital city Brasilia with the Socceroos preparing to face next year's World Cup hosts on Saturday (Sunday AEST).

While he was not expected to feature in the friendly international, Duke's chances of some game time have been boosted by the injury-enforced withdrawal ...

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