Cahill scores, leads Australia over Costa Rica 1-0

Updated: November 19, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill scored his record-tying 29th goal for Australia in a 1-0 exhibition win over Costa Rica on Tuesday.

Cahill's goal, on a header in the 69th minute, tied the Australian mark set by Damian Mori from 1992-02. The 33-year-old Cahill made his debut for Australia in 2004.

Ange Postecoglou coached the Socceroos for the first time. He replaced Holger Osieck, who was fired after consecutive 6-0 losses to Brazil and France in exhibitions.

Australia and Costa Rica are preparing for the World Cup in June.


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