- Australia’s Tim Cahill retires from world soccer
- Cahill is the Socceroos’ all-time main goalscorer (50)
- First Australian to play in 4 International Cups
Australia’s all-time main goalscorer and the primary participant within the nation’s historical past to participate in 4 FIFA International Cups™ Tim Cahill has introduced his retirement from world soccer.
Cahill wrote the next on his professional Twitter account: “Nowadays’s the day that I’m formally striking up my boots on my world profession with the Socceroos. No phrases can describe what it has supposed to constitute my nation. Huge thanks to everybody for the make stronger all the way through all my years dressed in the Australian badge.”
Cahill made 107 appearances for his nation, which is the second one maximum in Australia’s historical past at the back of goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (109). His first cap used to be on 30 March 2004 culminating along with his look in Australia’s 2-Zero defeat via Peru on the 2018 FIFA International Cup in Russia.
He’s Australia’s all-time main goalscorer with 50, and to display the legacy he leaves at the back of, the following best goalscorer within the nation’s historical past completed with 29 in Damian Mori.
Cahill will eternally be an Australian International Cup legend. He become the primary Socceroo to attain on the International Cup finals, when he helped Australia come from at the back of to defeat Japan Three-1 at Germany 2006.
He scored targets in 3 consecutive International Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014). Recognized for his aerial talent and ambitious vertical soar, it’s his shocking volley, alternatively, from the 2014 International Cup that can are living longest in international soccer’s reminiscence.
The Soccer Federation of Australia (FFA) Chairman Steven Lowy AM spoke about Cahill’s contribution to the sport at the FA’s professional site: “Tim Cahill is a soccer nice in Australia. As a participant and as an individual he has had a huge have an effect on at the sport. Tim’s performances off and on the pitch and his feats at FIFA International Cups and AFC Asian Cups have impressed tens of millions around the globe, however it’s in Australia, the place Tim is a family identify, that his affect is maximum profound. He has our best possible needs for no matter new demanding situations he is taking on. We are hoping to proceed to paintings with Tim to advertise soccer in Australia.”