FIFA World Cup Australia

Aaron Mooy: Tim Cahill will not retire from national team

Tim Cahill will not retire from Australia national team, revealed his teammate Aaron Mooy following the team’s early elimination from World Cup.

Cahill contributed a limited effort for the Socceroos as he was playing just a second-half substitute against Peru on Tuesday. However, Australia’s all-time leading scorer could not prevent his side from losing 2-0 and being kicked out of the group stage.

Although Cahill is expected to end his international career at this year’s World Cup, Mooy said he was not aware of his team-mate’s decision yet.

“I don’t know if it’s the last time, Timmy never gives up,” Mooy said, as quoted by Independent.

“His career’s amazing. He’s so driven mentally and has so much ability. He’s someone I’ve always looked up to.

“He gave us a bit of a lift [when he came on]. We tried to go a bit more direct but it just wasn’t to be.

“Like I said, he hasn’t said he wants to retire yet but from my earliest memories watching Australia, Timmy was always playing. To play with him, it’s amazing.”