FIFA World Cup Australia

Tim Cahill would not be drawn on his retirement plan

Veteran striker Tim Cahill said he would not consider retirement and only wanted to focus on the Socceroos’ campaign in Russia.

Speaking in Kazan on Thursday as the Socceroos prepare for their opener against France, the 38-year-old stated he would not be drawn on his playing future.

“We train today. We train the day after and we play France. That’s all that’s in my mind,” Cahill said, as quoted by SBS The World Game.

“When it comes to being physically and mentally ready … you guys can look at the game time but I have been lucky. I spent a whole year getting ready for three games.

“The moment that I decided to go to Millwall was purely to be involved, if I could, physically and mentally at my fourth World Cup.”

In January, Cahill decided to return to his former club Millwall on a short-term deal with the aim of securing his place at the 2018 World Cup squad.

However, Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer had to leave the club after spending five months on the bench.