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

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.

Tim Cahill to travel to Honduras for World Cup play - off despite injury . Tim Cahill has been cleared of an ankle fracture but is no certainty to play against Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill will make the trip to San Pedro Sula for Australia’s World Cup play - off first-leg match against Honduras .

Star forward Tim Cahill is in doubt for the Socceroos ’ crucial FIFA World Cup play - off against Honduras after suffering an ankle injury in And despite Cahill ’s advancing years, the 37-year-old’s importance to the Socceroos was shown when he netted both goals in a 2-1 win over Syria in October.

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.

A-League clash ahead of qualifier against Honduras Tim Cahill is in hospital after hurting his ankle in A-League clash on Friday night The star is now in doubt for the World Cup Qualifier against Honduras next week Scroll down for video. Socceroos star Tim Cahill is in hospital after injuring his ankle in a clash

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 Despite some swelling, the 37-year-old was able to walk and put weight on the ankle , suggesting the issue is a minor one.

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.

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 squad leaves on Sunday but Football Federation Australia said the country's all-time leading goalscorer will delay

Tim Cahill injured in A-League and in doubt for Socceroos 2018 World Cup qualifier. Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood says he's capable of playing all five Tests against England despite sub-optimal preparation.

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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