Australia’s Tim Cahill takes part in a team training session. Australia’s two goals so far have come courtesy of penalties. Image Credit: Reuters

Sydney: Australia’s leading goal scorer Tim Cahill will lace up his boots one last time for the national side when the Socceroos play Lebanon in a friendly in November.

Football Federation Australia announced Tuesday that the 107-capped Cahill, who recently announced his retirement from international football, will “be recognised for his contribution to the sport” at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Nov. 20.

“We feel that there is no better way to honour Tim’s contribution to the game than by giving him the opportunity to hear the roar of the crowd as he plays in his backyard of Sydney one last time,” said FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop. “At the same time we feel that Australian football fans also deserve the chance to see Tim play for the Socceroos one final time.”

The 38-year old has scored a record 50 goals for Australia and became the only Socceroo to appear at four World Cups when he came off the bench in Australia’s final group stage game against Peru in Russia.

“It’s going to be incredibly special to represent my country for the final time and I can’t wait to say thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my career,” Cahill said.

—AP