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Sport Tim Cahill to travel to Honduras for Socceroos' World Cup play-off despite ankle injury

02:47  05 november  2017
02:47  05 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

Comedian attacked for Cahill 'jinx'

  Comedian attacked for Cahill 'jinx' An innocent tweet by a comedian backfired spectacularly when Australian football fans turned on him claiming he jinxed Tim Cahill. When Cahill went down wincing in pain in the first half of Melbourne City's A-League clash against Sydney FC, every Socceroos fan felt their heart sink. The injury described as a 'tweaked ankle' by City trainers puts in doubt Cahill's availability for Australia's vital World Cup qualifier against Honduras on November 10 (November 11 AEDT).Dear Sydney, I love u. I want u to win. but dont u dare injure Cahill. If he gets the ball literally let him walk it into the goal.

Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill will make the trip to San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup play - off first-leg match against Honduras .

IN A shock announcement Socceroos ’ talisman Tim Cahill and coach Ange Postecoglou have refused to commit to Australia’s Russia World Cup campaign. After recovering from an ankle injury , Cahill started against Honduras and played for 65 minutes but the veteran turns 38 next month and admits

Injured Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill will make the trip to San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup play-off first-leg match against Honduras.© Steven Markham/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Injured Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill will make the trip to San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup play-off first-leg match against Honduras. Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill will make the trip to San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup play-off first-leg match against Honduras.

There were concerns the 37-year-old would miss the Honduras leg of the tie due to an ankle injury picked up while playing for Melbourne City on Friday night, but Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced on Sunday morning he would leave a day later than the rest of the squad.

Cahill limps out of A-League clash

  Cahill limps out of A-League clash Tim Cahill is in doubt for Australia's must-win qualifying clash with Honduras after leaving the field early in Melbourne City's A-League clash with Sydney FC.Cahill was substituted after 20 minutes of Melbourne City's Friday night clash with Sydney FC, hurting his right ankle in a tumble with Sky Blues hard man Jordi Buijs.

Australia veteran Tim Cahill has been cleared to travel to Honduras for the Socceroos ' World Cup play - off first leg, but Robbie Kruse will miss the clash in San Pedro Sula. Cahill , 37, was in doubt for the tie after suffering an ankle injury during Melbourne City's A-League loss to Sydney FC Friday.

Australia veteran Tim Cahill has been cleared to travel to Honduras for the Socceroos ' World Cup play - off first leg, but Robbie Kruse will miss the clash in San Pedro Sula. Cahill , 37, was in doubt for the tie after suffering an ankle injury during Melbourne City's A-League loss to Sydney FC Friday.

The rest of the players will leave today.

The FFA said Cahill had been cleared of a fracture on Saturday, but would require continued assessment and treatment before any decision would be made about his availability for the match in San Pedro Sula.

"Cahill's delayed departure to Honduras is part of the monitoring and rehabilitation process that has been put in place for an ankle injury that the Melbourne City FC attacker sustained on Friday night while playing in the Hyundai A-League," the FFA said in a statement.

Cahill was forced off in the first half at AAMI Park after landing awkwardly when attempting to hurdle Sydney FC defender Jordi Buijs and was whisked away to hospital for scans.

The FFA also confirmed forward Robbie Kruse would not travel to Honduras due to injury, but would join the squad in Sydney along with Mathew Leckie and Mark Milligan, who are suspended for the first leg.

Socceroos wait on Cahill injury

  Socceroos wait on Cahill injury Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is among the many nervous Australian soccer fans awaiting news on Tim Cahill's injured ankle.Socceroos star Tim Cahill will learn on Saturday whether he'll travel to Honduras for Australia's do-or-die World Cup qualifiers after sustaining the injury in Melbourne City's 1-0 defeat to Sydney FC on Friday.

Socceroos book World Cup spot after defeating Honduras in Sydney. Tim Cahill created the best chance of the game when he miraculously squeezed a pass out despite the close attention of two Honduras defenders at the corner flag.

Sydney (AFP) - Key attacker Tim Cahill will join the Australian squad in Honduras as he recovers from an ankle injury for this week's FIFA World Cup intercontinental play - off , the FFA said on Sunday.

The home-and-away tie with concludes in Sydney on November 15.

Australia squad for two-leg play-off

Goalkeepers: Mitchell Langerak (Levante, Spain), Mat Ryan (Brighton, England), Danny Vukovic (Genk, Belgium).

Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor, Turkey), Milos Degenek (Yokohama Marinos, Japan), Alex Gersbach (Rosenborg, Norway), Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Matthew Jurman (Suwon, South Korea), Ryan McGowan (Al Sharjah, UAE), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers), Trent Sainsbury (Jiangsu Suning, China), Bailey Wright (Bristol City, England).

Midfielders: Jackson Irvine (Hull City, England), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa, England), James Jeggo (Sturm Graz, Austria), Massimo Luongo (QPR, England), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town, England), Tom Rogic (Celtic, Scotland), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory).

Attackers: Tim Cahill (Melbourne City), Tom Juric (Luzern, Switzerland), Robbie Kruse (Bochum, Germany), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa, Israel).

Socceroos set for Honduran cauldron .
Ange Postecoglou says it is Honduras who must get something out of the first leg of their World Cup play-off against Australia in San Pedro Sula.The Socceroos face the world No.69 Hondurans on Saturday morning (AEDT) in San Pedro Sula, beginning a two-match series that will send one of the teams to Russia.

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