Sport Cahill on deck and happy in Honduras

01:10  08 november  2017
01:10  08 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.

"What the media say is different to what players think", says @Tim_ Cahill on arrival in Hondurashttp://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2017/11/08/ cahill - deck - and - happy - honduras -0 …

Tim Cahill says he’s ready to face Honduras in Sydney after overcoming ankle injury. TIM Cahill wasn’t used in the Socceroos’ first-leg draw against Honduras . But the star striker is ready to make an impact as his side prepares for its World Cup date with destiny.

Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring the winning goal.© Reuters/Steve Christo Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring the winning goal. Socceroos star Tim Cahill has given a glowing endorsement of Honduras after landing in San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup qualifier.

Encouragingly for his chances of playing in the first leg, Australia's all-time leading was walking freely on arrival late on Tuesday (AEDT).

He was greeted by a crowd of local reporters for whom he is the chief source of Australian fascination.

Ever the statesman, Cahill came with a message of respect contrary to sensational media reports coming from outside of the country.

"As players, we respect the country and people, which is most important," he said.

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.

Cahill will arrive in Honduras on Monday night along with the bulk of the squad, almost four days before kick-off. He will be assessed before being eased into training with the key tests to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Socceroos star Tim Cahill has given a glowing endorsement of Honduras after landing in San Pedro Sula for Australia's World Cup qualifier. "What media say is different to what players think. I'm happy here in Honduras .

"What media say is different to what players think.

"I'm happy here in Honduras.

No fracture for Cahill but still a doubt for World Cup playoff

  No fracture for Cahill but still a doubt for World Cup playoff Australia's totemic forward Tim Cahill has not fractured his ankle but is still a doubt for next week's first leg of the World Cup playoff against Honduras, Football Federation Australia said on Saturday. The 37-year-old forward injured the joint in A-League action for Melbourne City on Friday, casting doubt on his fitness for the match in San Pedro Sula on Nov. 10."Tim Cahill underwent an X-ray on Friday night and an MRI scan on Saturday morning to determine the extent of an injury sustained to his right ankle," read a statement.

Tim Cahill has joined the Socceroos in Honduras . “Everyone’s been really nice to us here. It’s been a nice place and nice weather, so I’ve been happy the way it’s gone so far, so I think we’ll be looking good (on Saturday).”

“The Socceroos’ medical and coaching staff will determine Cahill ’s eligibility for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup intercontinental play-off against Honduras ,” a FFA statement said Saturday. “A further update regarding Cahill will be provided by FFA on Sunday.”

"It is a country I already respect a lot, but we want to get a good result in the match.

"I know Victor Bernardez as a player and he used to play for the national team. For (national team veteran Maynor) Figueroa too, we have the utmost respect.

"We're coming here to play football. It's about football and enjoying that occasion, and us to take in the surroundings."

Locals have been unimpressed with Australian media reports that paint the country as hostile or violent, with a particular distaste for the use of the "murder capital of the world" tag that the city cannot shake.

There's no disputing San Pedro Sula's horrific crime rate, with a murder record that until recently made it the world's most dangerous city.

Honduras' second-biggest city has a homicide rate of 112 homicides per 100,000 people.

By comparison, Australia's rate is one homicide per 100,000.

But statistics only tell one side of the story; much of the violence is gang-related and confined to well-known no-go zones.

Teammate Bailey Wright agreed that Hondurans had rolled out the red carpet, in contrast to their experience in their World Cup playoffs with Uruguay.

"Regarding what's in the media, I don't really look too much at what's been said. I make my mind up when I'm here and so far it's been nice," he said.

"Everyone's been really friendly and up for a chat, asking how we are. I feel very welcome."

On leaving Melbourne, Cahill was downbeat on his chances of playing in the first leg but his mood was more optimistic on arrival.

"I can't promise anything, all I can promise is I'm working hard," he said.

"It's my country. I'm very proud and I'll do anything possible to be available."

Joyce shuts down Cahill 'tittle-tattle' .
Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has refused to clarify whether his relationship with Tim Cahill is at "breaking point", as reports claim.Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has refused to answer questions about his supposedly strained relationship with Tim Cahill amid speculation the Socceroos veteran could be looking for a move.

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