Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football on Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup in Russia.

“Today’s the day that I’m officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos,” Cahill tweeted.

“No words can describe what it has meant to represent my country. Massive thank you to everyone for the support throughout all my years wearing the Australian badge.” One of the finest players to come out of Australia, he did not say if he would continue playing club football. Cahill, born in Sydney to a Samoan mother, started his international career playing for Western Samoa under-20s and only became a Socceroo in 2004 after an intense lobbying campaign to world body FIFA.AFP

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