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Tim Cahill retires from international football

Tim Cahill retires from international football

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday (Jul 17), ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. Cahill, 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.

Tim Cahill has called time on his illustrious Socceroos career. Australia’s leading international goalscorer confirmed he has retired from international football after scoring 50 goals in 107 caps.

His cameo off the bench against Peru last month at the World Cup in Russia marked his fourth appearance at the global showpiece tournament - a feat unlikely to be matched again in Australia.

Cahill will go down as perhaps the greatest Socceroo of all time, having repeatedly bailed out the national team with stunning goals at vitally important moments.

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

“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.” 

Cahill is still yet to confirm whether he will continue playing at club level, having spent time at Melbourne City and English second-tier outfit Millwall in the lead-up to the World Cup.

The football community has paid tribute to the 38-year-old, who has featured prominently in green and gold since 2004.