Schwarzer heads for UN work after Asian Cup

Australian and English Premier League club Middlesborough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is looking forward to next month's Asian Cup for his country and also for his social responsibility commitments. "I've been doing little bits of training and keeping fit and will be right and raring to go come the 21st (of June) when we join up to start the preparation," he said

However he told Georgina Robinson of the Brisbane Times he is hoping his work with the UN's refugee agency will take him to Thailand straight after the Asian Cup, subject to club requirements.

"With my wife (Paloma) growing up in the Philippines ... the poverty and the slums and the problems they have there is enormous. It's just a way of trying to play a part and try to lift the awareness within the country and I don't think there's too many other better organisations to be involved in," he said.