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Australia unity call as dates set for World Cup play-off

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Sydney (AFP) – Australian football chiefs called for unity as the dates were confirmed for their World Cup play-off against Honduras, with the team rattled by reports coach Ange Postecoglou could quit.

A brace from veteran striker Tim Cahill in a 2-1 win over Syria last week moved the Socceroos a step closer to a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Australia unity call as dates set for World Cup play-off

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Sydney (AFP) – Australian football chiefs called for unity as the dates were confirmed for their World Cup play-off against Honduras, with the team rattled by reports coach Ange Postecoglou could quit.

A brace from veteran striker Tim Cahill in a 2-1 win over Syria last week moved the Socceroos a step closer to a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Australia Captain Tim Cahill Performed ‘Sponsored’ Goal Celebration After Scoring In World Cup Play-Off Against Syria (Photos)

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Tim Cahill scored his 49th and 50th goals for his country as Australia squeaked past Syria in the Asian play-offs to keep their World Cup qualification aspirations alive.

World Cup Qualifying: Tim Cahill Scores Couple Of Trademark Headers As Australia See Off Syria In Asian Play-Off (Photos & Video)

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A 1-1 draw in the first leg in Melaka last Thursday meant that the World Cup play-off decider between Australia and Syria was poised on a knife-edge going into the second.

After battling so hard to get this far, Syria's dreams were eventually ended by a vintage captain's innings from Tim Cahill, who scored twice in a match that ended up going the full distance in Sydney.

Chile book Portugal clash at Confederations Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – Martin Rodriguez rescued a 1-1 draw for Chile against Australia on Sunday to send the South American champions through to a Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal.

James Troisi steered Australia ahead on 42 minutes in Moscow, but Chile replied through half-time substitute Rodriguez on 67 minutes to advance as Group B runners-up behind Germany.

Chile book Portugal clash at Confederations Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – Martin Rodriguez rescued a 1-1 draw for Chile against Australia on Sunday to send the South American champions through to a Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal.

James Troisi steered Australia ahead on 42 minutes in Moscow, but Chile replied through half-time substitute Rodriguez on 67 minutes to advance as Group B runners-up behind Germany.

Hrustic makes Australia squad for football World Cup qualifier

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Sydney (AFP) – Dutch-based youngster Ajdin Hrustic was a surprise pick in Ange Postecoglou’s 30-man squad named Monday for Australia’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia followed by the Confederations Cup.

The 20-year-old Melbourne-born Groningen winger could make his debut in a squad that contains 24 overseas-based players and just six from the domestic A-League for the match at Adelaide Oval on June 8.

Hrustic makes Australia squad for football World Cup qualifier

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Sydney (AFP) – Dutch-based youngster Ajdin Hrustic was a surprise pick in Ange Postecoglou’s 30-man squad named Monday for Australia’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia followed by the Confederations Cup.

The 20-year-old Melbourne-born Groningen winger could make his debut in a squad that contains 24 overseas-based players and just six from the domestic A-League for the match at Adelaide Oval on June 8.

Australia keep faith with Cahill for World Cup qualifiers

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou kept faith with team talisman Tim Cahill Wednesday by including the veteran in his squad for two pivotal World Cup qualifiers despite a lack of match practice.

The 36-year-old record scorer now plays for Melbourne City after 18 years abroad but has been unable to string together a series of games due to suspension and not being picked.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Sydney FC ‘Keeper Danny Vukovic Rescues Injured Seagull From Pitch During FFA Cup Final (Video)

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Tim Cahill scored the only goal of the game as Melbourne City beat Sydney FC 1-0 to win the FFA Cup Final, the Aussie equivalent of the FA Cup, on Thursday night.

However, the real action came in the second half when Sydney goalkeeper Danny Vukovic was forced to savetheonly gull of the game (geddit?

Cahill the hero for Australia, China hold Iran in World Cup qualifying

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) Tim Cahill came off the bench to score with only his second touch as Australia edged the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old, who replaced Tomi Juric in the 71st minute at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, took only four minutes to ensure Australia's second win in five days in Group B of Asian qualifying.

Super-sub Cahill gives Australia win in UAE

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) Tim Cahill came off the bench to score with only his second touch as Australia edged the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old, who replaced Tomi Juric in the 71st minute at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, took only four minutes to ensure Australia's second win in five days in Group B of Asian qualifying.

Super-sub Cahill gives Australia win in UAE

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) Tim Cahill came off the bench to score with only his second touch as Australia edged the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old, who replaced Tomi Juric in the 71st minute at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, took only four minutes to ensure Australia's second win in five days in Group B of Asian qualifying.

Cahill to lead Australia in Greece return

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Melbourne (AFP) Talisman Tim Cahill will take over the captain's armband in the absence of Mile Jedinak as Australia seek to sweep their two-match series against Greece in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Cahill, 36, the former Everton star now playing for Hangzhou Greentown in China, is lining up for his 91st international appearance and has scored 47 goals.

Cahill to lead Australia in Greece return

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Melbourne (AFP) Talisman Tim Cahill will take over the captain's armband in the absence of Mile Jedinak as Australia seek to sweep their two-match series against Greece in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Cahill, 36, the former Everton star now playing for Hangzhou Greentown in China, is lining up for his 91st international appearance and has scored 47 goals.

Australian footballer Cahill set to stay in China – agent

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Sydney (AFP) Australia's veteran top goalscorer Tim Cahill is set to stay in China next season with three clubs chasing the former Everton midfielder, according to his agent.

The 36-year-old signed a short-term deal with Hangzhou Greentown in February just days after his contract was terminated by rival Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

Australian footballer Cahill set to stay in China – agent

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Sydney (AFP) Australia's veteran top goalscorer Tim Cahill is set to stay in China next season with three clubs chasing the former Everton midfielder, according to his agent.

The 36-year-old signed a short-term deal with Hangzhou Greentown in February just days after his contract was terminated by rival Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Jedinak, Kruse lead makeshift Aussies against England

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Sydney (AFP) Experienced campaigners Mile Jedinak and Robbie Kruse spearhead a new-look Australia squad announced Wednesday hoping to derail England's build-up to the European Championships.

The Socceroos face Roy Hodgson's team at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, one of three warm-up games for the English ahead of the Euros in France next month.

Jedinak, Kruse lead makeshift Aussies against England

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Sydney (AFP) Experienced campaigners Mile Jedinak and Robbie Kruse spearhead a new-look Australia squad announced Wednesday hoping to derail England's build-up to the European Championships.

The Socceroos face Roy Hodgson's team at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, one of three warm-up games for the English ahead of the Euros in France next month.

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Football: Cahill relishing ‘cut-throat’ Syria play-off

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Malacca (Malaysia) (AFP) – Veteran forward Tim Cahill on Wednesday said Australia were relishing the “cut-throat” challenge of beating Syria over two legs as they look to reach next year’s World Cup via the nerve-jangling play-offs.

Australia’s record goal-scorer said the pre-match favourites would look to dictate play on Thursday in steamy Malacca, Malaysia, venue for Syria’s ‘home’ tie due to their country’s ongoing civil war.

Football: Cahill relishing ‘cut-throat’ Syria play-off

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Malacca (Malaysia) (AFP) – Veteran forward Tim Cahill on Wednesday said Australia were relishing the “cut-throat” challenge of beating Syria over two legs as they look to reach next year’s World Cup via the nerve-jangling play-offs.

Australia’s record goal-scorer said the pre-match favourites would look to dictate play on Thursday in steamy Malacca, Malaysia, venue for Syria’s ‘home’ tie due to their country’s ongoing civil war.

Chile wait on Aranguiz’s fitness for Confed Cup semi-final

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Moscow (AFP) – Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia.

A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time of Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Chile wait on Aranguiz’s fitness for Confed Cup semi-final

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Moscow (AFP) – Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia.

A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time of Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Chile wait on Aranguiz’s fitness for semi-final

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Moscow (AFP) – Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia.

A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time of Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Chile wait on Aranguiz’s fitness for semi-final

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Moscow (AFP) – Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia.

A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time of Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Moscow.

Cahill factor haunts Japan in Australia showdown

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Melbourne (AFP) The Tim Cahill factor threatens Japan's hopes of re-energising their World Cup campaign in a crucial qualifier against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Talismanic Cahill is in line for a recall for the Socceroos against the Blue Samurai in the Asia qualifying Group B encounter after playing only a few minutes as substitute in Australia's 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia in Jeddah last week.

Cahill factor haunts Japan in Australia showdown

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Melbourne (AFP) The Tim Cahill factor threatens Japan's hopes of re-energising their World Cup campaign in a crucial qualifier against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Talismanic Cahill is in line for a recall for the Socceroos against the Blue Samurai in the Asia qualifying Group B encounter after playing only a few minutes as substitute in Australia's 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia in Jeddah last week.

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Must-See Goal: Tim Cahill

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Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

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Hotshot Demba Ba extends scoring streak in Chinese Super League

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba hit a hat-trick in Shanghai Shenhua's 4-0 win over Hangzhou Greentown as he extended his lead as the Chinese Super League's top-scorer.

The Senegalese marksman struck in the 42nd, 74th and 81st minutes his second hat-trick of the season to propel his team to fifth in the table and reach a personal tally of 12 goals in 14 games.

Hotshot Demba Ba extends scoring streak in Chinese Super League

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba hit a hat-trick in Shanghai Shenhua's 4-0 win over Hangzhou Greentown as he extended his lead as the Chinese Super League's top-scorer.

The Senegalese marksman struck in the 42nd, 74th and 81st minutes his second hat-trick of the season to propel his team to fifth in the table and reach a personal tally of 12 goals in 14 games.

Union face Chicago today, other Union bits and league bobs, more

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Union bits and bobs ahead of today's Suncoast Invitational game against Chicago. More news.

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Monday Kickoff: Neymar, Cahill, Aguero and more

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Sunday's Copa America Centenario draw signaled the start of much chatter and debate surrounding this summer's tournament, and one star player's availability has been the focus of discussion this Monday.

Brazil national team head coach Dunga admitted he is unsure whether or not 24-year-old star Neymar will be available for either the 2016 Olympics or Copa America Centenario this summer.

Friday Kickoff: Terry, Rooney, Copa Libertadores and more

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Chelsea's veteran centerback and captain is expected to be out at least another week, while rumors of a move for Wayne Rooney were squashed before the start of the weekend.

Chelsea head coach Guss Hiddink told reporters centerback John Terry is not fit for this weekend's FA Cup clash vs. Manchester City, but hopes he may be back by next weekend.

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A-League: Tim Cahill Shown Red Card Before Setting Foot On Pitch During Melbourne Derby (Video)

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The warm-up was about as close as Tim Cahill got to last night's A-League Melbourne derby after managing the impressive feat of getting himself sent-off before setting foot on the pitch.

About to enter the fray in the 87th minute with his Melbourne City side trailing 2-1 to bitter rivals Victory, Cahill gave the assistant referee anearful and promptly got himself red-carded before the substitution was made.