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Australia FM sees red over Cahill sending-off

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's foreign minister Wednesday hit out at the red card handed to star player Tim Cahill which deepened the Socceroos' World Cup woes during their 4-0 drubbing by Germany.

Stephen Smith said Cahill's late challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger deserved only a yellow card rather than a straight red and called for FIFA to limit his suspension to one game.

"I'm never critical of referees, but I did believe that the Cahill challenge was a yellow card rather than a red card," Smith told reporters.

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shadowraiden2322d ago

was a bad call from the ref shouldnt of been a red

RedDevils2322d ago

the ref was all over the places, the foul should have been a yellow

camehlheon2322d ago

I think it was only worth a yellow as well. Tough choice