Tim Cahill calls for Asian clubs to join A-League

Australian and English Premier League club Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is keen on seeing Asian teams drafted into Australia's domestic A-League, saying it would benefit everyone. "It would be great to see some sort of Australasian tournament," he told AFP. "You see the Champions League between the clubs. How about bringing some Asian clubs into the A-League. I think a lot of the boys will definitely support it. It will only make Asia stronger and Australia stronger and it will improve young kids and young talent out there."

The two-year-old A-League currently has seven Australian clubs and one, the new Wellington Phoenix FC, from neighbouring New Zealand, a member of the Oceania Football Confederation.