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 By AAP

Tim Cahill defends his World Cup spot: No time for 'sentimental' picks

Tim Cahill insists there was no sentimentality behind his selection in Australia's 26-man squad, and that he will be "driving even harder" to book his spot at a fourth World Cup in Russia.

The 38-year-old Socceroos stalwart defied his age and lack of club game time for Millwall to make the second cut in Bert van Marwijk's extended squad ahead of in-form Hibernian striker Jamie Maclaren.

It came a week after Van Marwijk labelled Cahill "a special case" and subtly intimated the country's all-time...

 By AAP

Australia's provisional World Cup squad includes Tim Cahill, Daniel Arzani

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk has stamped talisman Tim Cahill and uncapped teenage gun Daniel Arzani as players who can "make a difference" at the World Cup.

And the Dutchman offered a strong hint Cahill could well be on the way to Russia next month for a fourth consecutive World Cup, labelling the 38-year-old striker "a special case" after naming the country's all-time leading scorer in his extended 32-man squad.

Croatian-born 21-year-old right-back Fran Karacic is the shock selection while...

 By PA Sport

Millwall's Tim Cahill suspended after accepting charge of violent conduct

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Tim Cahill re-joined his first professional club Millwall in January 2018.

Millwall forward Tim Cahill has been banned for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct.

The 38-year-old was charged by the Football Association retrospectively after the Australia international escaped punishment having appeared to elbow Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks during his side's 3-0 defeat last Friday.

Cahill will miss the last two games of the Championship season as Millwall look to secure a play-off place.

"Tim Cahill will miss Millwall's next three matches after he...