Australia’s highest ever goal scorer, Tim Cahill, will head back to where it all began, when the Socceroos take on Lebanon in November.
He’ll head back to Sydney, where he grew up, and pull on the green and gold for one more time at ANZ stadium.
The 38-year-old has announced his retirement from international football but will continue to play in the Indian Super League.
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If @Tim_Cahill plays against Lebanon @ANZStadium it will be his 108th match for the @Socceroos, just 1 appearance behind record holder Mark Schwarzer.
Should we start a petition to get him to play against Korea Republic as well so he can equal the record?#GoSocceroos #ThanksTim
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) September 4, 2018
He said it’s extremely humbling to be afforded the opportunity to represent his country one more time.
“It’ll be the most emotional game of my career,” he said.
“I’m really appreciate of everyone in the set-up of thinking of me.
“As a player, you just play, you represent your country but when you get rewarded with this sort of game it’s a very different perspective.”
CONFIRMED: Australia will have the chance to farewell our greatest #Socceroo, @Tim_Cahill, when the @Socceroos play Lebanon at #ANZStadium on 20 Nov! 🎟 https://t.co/0vXVWJvC0n #ThanksTim pic.twitter.com/W1DMOKhICK
— ANZ Stadium (@ANZStadium) September 4, 2018