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Tim Cahill fit for World Cup playoff against Honduras

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 00:39

Cahill missed the scoreless first leg with an ankle injury

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SHOWS: SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM .AU / NEWS.COM.AU) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM STRIKER, TIM CAHILL SAYING: "Things are going really well. You know, it's been an awesome process leading into the game, the last game and now going into this one. Two training sessions and I'm looking to be fully involved in those and you know, ready for selection." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM STRIKER, TIM CAHILL SAYING: "That's not really my say but you know, I feel great. You know, if I had to play in Honduras I definitely would have, you know, made a contribution and I think that's what it's all about, putting your body on the line and sacrificing you know, these two games for such a big occasion, for our country being a fourth consecutive chance of getting to another World Cup." STORY: Australia's Tim Cahill said on Monday (November 13) he is fit to start against Honduras in Wednesday's (November 15) decisive World Cup playoff tie in Sydney after being rested in the scoreless first leg due to an ankle injury. Cahill, who scored a double against Syria last month to put Australia into the intercontinental playoff, was an unused substitute on Friday as the Socceroos wasted several chances to secure a precious away goal in San Pedro Sula. The 37-year-old, who is Australia's most prolific scorer with 50 goals from his 103 appearances, said he would look to play a full part in both training sessions before the match at Sydney's Olympic Stadium and would be ready to go if selected by coach Ange Postecoglou. Australia have spared no expense in their bid qualify for next year's finals in Russia, bringing their players home as early as possible on a chartered plane kitted out with high-tech recovery equipment. The Hondurans will have less time to acclimatise after arriving later on a commercial jet.

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Tim Cahill fit for World Cup playoff against Honduras

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 00:39