Australia's Cahill facing World Cup fitness battle
LONDON -- Australia midfielder Tim Cahill's faces a battle to be fit for the start of the World Cup finals after a scan confirmed that a knee injury will sideline him for six weeks, his club Everton said on Wednesday.
Cahill, 26, suffered ligament damage to his left knee after colliding with Birmingham City's Damien Johnson in Saturday's Premier League game.
Australia, making their first appearance at the World Cup in 32 years, play Japan on June 12 in their opening Group F fixture in Germany. The Socceroos then face world champions Brazil on June 18 and Croatia on June 22.