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Tim Cahill set for Australia farewell game; eyes coaching future

Tim Cahill says he couldn't believe it when he got the call that the FFA were planning a farewell match for him.
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Socceroos great Tim Cahill believes his farewell appearance will be the most emotional match of his stellar career and has described his upcoming stint in India as his last hurrah.

Cahill is set to earn his 108th and final cap in the match against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in his home city of Sydney on Nov. 20 and said he was surprised at having one more chance to wear the green and gold.

He will shortly be starting a stint with Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. Cahill said he consulted a lot of people about India, including former Australian pace bowler Brett Lee who has played extensively in that country.

The 38-year-old Cahill has already played in England, China, the United States and Australia in a professional career stretching back to 1998. He has already completed some coaching courses but says he will probably wait till he turns 40 before considering a coaching position.

The former Melbourne City player said he will be available to consult A-League sides as a neutral, without being aligned to a particular team.

The Socceroos' all-time leading goal scorer was confident Australia had other players capable of scoring goals at international level, including Tomi Juric, Jamie McLaren and Mathew Leckie. He said he was in regular contact with other national team players including emerging youngster Daniel Arzani, who recently joined Scottish giants Celtic.

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