Perhaps it's the sheer scale of it or the turbulent rollercoaster that so many players go through to make it to that level.
In just twelve days Australia will play its first match in the tournament against France.
On the team, and hoping above hope to get time on the pitch, will be 19 year old Daniel Arzani.
He's made history simply by being selected, as the youngest Australian on the team but he plans on doing much more. Just ask his parents.