The 36 year old attacker Tim Cahill is not going to be able to perform against Thailand for Australia’s upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match which is scheduled to take place on November 5.
Even with the absence of Tim Cahill, the Australian national side is still the favorites of winning this approaching match as they have been in an impressive form after defeating Iraq, United Arab Emirates and drawing with both Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Tim Cahill wants the A-League to plan games such that there would be none on international playing windows.
The leading goal scorer for the Socceroos is the marquee signing for A-League club Melbourne City this campaign. The Football Federation Australia (FFA) had to help City with the marquee man’s deal. The 36-year old says the FFA should not be in action when national teams were playing.
Ronald Koeman reckons a couple of weeks are not enough for him to assemble a squad he would like to assemble.
As per Koeman, if a certain name is on the target of a club which is not offering European Football and some other club comes in looking for that same name and it has European Football to offer as well, more often than not it will be able to beat the first club for the player.
And, Everton at the moment is obviously not providing any opportunity in Europe. So, buying players is difficult.
Tim Cahill is set to get his debut for Melbourne City on Wednesday night when they take on Brisbane.
The former Everton star joined the A-League after the contract with Shanghai Shenhua was terminated earlier this year. The Australia international has 91 caps to his name as a Socceroo star. Keith Stevens spoke to FOX Sports ahead of the game, having shared a jersey with Cahill in London at Millwall.
After winning the 2016 Euro’s and the Champions League of the same year, its hard to deny the sensational form that C.Ronaldo is going through as the Portuguese attacker is running past everything in his path.
FIFA Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious individual award that a football player can receive as this title is given to whoever is considered to be as the best performer in a single season. The last few years, it has been Lionel Messi the one that has managed to dominate after winning it 4 times in the past 6 years.
There have been growing concerns about Australia’s attacking threat, which seems to have reduced in intensity over the last year or so.
However, one of the national team’s influential players – Tim Cahill – his addressed the supporters over this issue. He believes that Australia’s young attacking talent will come good and fans need to show them patience. Mathew Leckie has especially come under abuse from the supporters. The national team recently took on England in a friendly match at the new Wembley. This was a preparation for England ahead of the Euro 2016 challenge.
Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill says that a potential return to the Australian A-League will depend on FFA CEO David Gallop.
He has certainly put the ball in the court of the CEO, who was involved in a public war with the midfielder following his criticism of the Australian A-League. Cahill grabbed first the league for having made enough progress in the last few years. He says that the league has failed to attract the best players in the world – even when they have aged – partially because of the reluctance to pay big money.
Roberto Martinez has clarified that his discussion with an anonymous person, who was supposed to be the Toffees’ supporter, the other day, was nothing of the sort of confrontation.
It was actually about getting to know about people’s opinion.
Martinez says the feeling of the normal supporters, who follow the team everywhere, must be put into perspective because they are the ones who make the club. So, that’s what he was looking to find out there by speaking to that particular person what his perspective is.
AriedoBraida is the man in charge of international scouting for Barcelona and he has recently admitted in saying that the Spanish club is in need of more defenders as all of their current team of defensive players are reaching a point in their career where it’s time to consider finding younger replacements
The 36 year old Tim Cahill terminated his contract with the Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua but according to his agent, Ante Alilovic, the veteran player is still going to continue performing in Asia as there are a number of Chinese clubs that are interested in signing him and deals are being launched for Cahill who somehow still manages to perform even at his elevated age.
"He will stay in China. I'm in Asia now and will be with him in two days to discuss potential deals and there are a few interested clubs," Alilovic said.