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Australia must start Tomi Juric or Daniel Arzani, not Tim Cahill, in must-win clash

When Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark on Thursday, despite having their opponents on the ropes throughout the second half, they lost more than just control of their own World Cup fate.

Tireless striker Andrew Nabbout was forced off with a dislocated shoulder in the 75th minute, which was a major blow to coach Bert van Marwijk and his hard-working team.

Nabbout has been a vital cog in Van Marwijk's game plan in the tournament thus far, leading the defensive line from the front, pressing and harrying...

 By Reuters

Tim Cahill still helping Australia, even if he's 'frustrated' - Mark Milligan

Tim Cahill will feel "frustrated" at being an unused substitute in Russia but there is no guarantee Australia's World Cup hero will play in the must-win match against Peru, teammate Mark Milligan said on Friday.

Coach Bert van Marwijk snubbed the country's most prolific goal scorer for the opening Group C matches against France and Denmark despite the team's struggles in front of goal.

The lack of game-time afforded 38-year-old Cahill, who has scored five of his 50 international goals at three previous...

 By AAP

Tim Cahill has 'chance' to feature for Australia against Denmark - Bert van Marwijk

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk isn't ruling out changes -- including starting Tim Cahill -- as Australia ready to face Denmark in Group C.

Van Marwijk maintains any of the 23 players in his Australian squad are a chance of starting against Denmark in Samara on Thursday.

If the Socceroos lose, they will exit Russia after the group stage regardless of the outcome of their final game against Peru next Tuesday.

Win or draw, and they'll remain a chance of advancing.

Van Marwijk is tunnel-visioned on...

 By Reuters

Australia's Tim Cahill looking to equal World Cup scoring record

France's Kylian Mbappe insists too much was made by the media about his injury in training and that he is fit to play at the World Cup.

Tim Cahill is looking to emulate Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose by scoring in a fourth World Cup.

The 38-year-old former Everton forward is his country's most prolific international goalscorer with 50 goals in 106 matches, but has played little club football for the last year.

It is unlikely that he will start against France on Saturday but he will be hoping his habit of scoring at crucial moments for Australia might persuade coach Bert van Marwijk that he is at least worthy of a place on the...

 By Reuters

Tim Cahill included in Australia's final World Cup squad

Tim Cahill returns for his fourth World Cup as the Socceroos will look to do the AFC proud in Group C.

SYDNEY -- Tim Cahill looks set to play in a fourth World Cup finals at the age of 38 this month after being included in Bert van Marwijk's final 23-man Australia squad on Sunday.

The totemic forward made the cut along with 32-year-old defensive midfielder Mark Milligan, who is also included in the Socceroos squad for a fourth successive tournament, though he never got on to the pitch in Germany in 2006.

Should Cahill find the net in Russia, he will be only the fourth player to score at four World...

 By AAP

Tim Cahill taking Australia starlet Daniel Arzani under his wing

The ESPN panel in London are skeptical of Australia ahead of the World Cup with Bert van Marwijk's defensive mindset and an aging squad.
Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine hails "leader" Tim Cahill as the veteran has been included in the preliminary Australia World Cup 2018 squad.

Daniel Arzani has credited Australia legend Tim Cahill for helping him clear his nerves on arrival at the Socceroos camp in Belek, Turkey.

The 19-year-old is the youngest member of the national team squad selected by Bert van Marwijk for next month's World Cup.

Thankfully, a friendship with Cahill -- forged at Melbourne City -- has helped clear his nerves as the world's biggest tournament looms.

"Coming into camp it was a bit frightening at first because I don't actually know anyone," he said.

"But...