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Cahill yet to decide club future

  • Cahill yet to decide club future

Legendary Socceroos striker Tim Cahill says he's not focussed on his club future or the end of his international career as he prepares to face Jordan.

Cahill, 35, is about to complete his season with Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

The all-time leading Socceroo goalscorer's reported $10 million one-year deal is up at season's end, leading to speculation of his next destination.

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But ahead of the crunch World Cup qualifier, Cahill said his head was with the national team.

"When I'm in camp it's all about the Socceroos," he said.

"My future will be sorted out later on, which is exciting for myself. But the main focus is doing well here.

"If you do well for your country and your club then you get the rewards, whether it be in China or anywhere else like that."

He's scored nine times for Shanghai Shenhua, which will record a mid-table league finish.

Cahill's international form has been strong, playing a key role in Australia's Asian Cup success and scoring twice on his last Socceroos outing against Tajikistan last month.

He said he was taking his international career "a game at a time".

"Its really important being a professional that you play well for your club, then you get selected for your country," he said. "We'll see how long I last."

The veteran was a part of the only previous Australia side to play in Amman, losing 2-1 to the Jordanians in September 2012.

"There's no comparison to a couple of years ago purely because there's a different setup and different mindset to the way we approach the game," he said.

"We know they're a danger team and it's going to be one of them games.

The Socceroos face off against Jordan at 1am on Friday (AEDT).

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