Socceroo Tommy Oar on the road to Brazil

GOLD COAST product Tommy Oar has held his place in the Socceroos’ squad, following the first cull ahead of next month’s World Cup.

The young winger is part of a 24-man side that will eventually be cut down to 21.

But, if Oar’s own evaluations are correct, he’s likely to make it to Brazil.


Fox Sports reports, the 22-year-old believes his performance against South Africa in the 1-1 draw on Monday night was his best for Australia to date.

Dutch-based Oar lasted 72 minutes before he made way for Swiss-based attacker Dario Vidosic.

“I was a bit disappointed I couldn’t get an assist or a goal to cap it off but that was probably the biggest influence I had on a game so far,” Oar said.

Oar also spoke glowingly of the freedom coach Ange Postecoglou has handed him in attack.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing under him and I feel free and I feel I can try and take the game to the opposition which is the way I like to play.”