Australia’s 25-year-old James Holland is playing in his first World Cup for the Aussies. After an injury on the team, he is expected to fill the spot and do big things. Watch the video above to see Holland’s personality come out in his narration of the Australian team’s journey to Brazil.
Here’s what you need to know about him:
1. He is Filling the Spot for Mark Milligan
Holland and teammates Massimo Luongu, Oliver Bozanic and Matt McKay were the options for the filler, but Holland won out after proving his impressive passing skills in previous appearances for the national team.
2. This is His First World Cup
Although he has never played a world cup, he participated in the World Cup qualifier that year against China when he was put in as a substitute.
3. He Plays for an Austrian Club
4. He Was Captain of the Young Socceroos
Holland has been the captain of the Young Socceroos since he was a part of the U-19 team 6 years ago.
5. He is Single
Holland is currently single, but seems interested in looking shown by his instagram above where that he captioned:
Check out this Socceroos fan I came across!!! #heythere #thoseeyes #stopit #callme.”
Holland and has a close relationship with his family, especially his sister.