Socceroos Watch: Tim Cahill accepts three-match Millwall ban for violent conduct

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The Socceroos legend won't be getting game time anytime soon

Australian striker Tim Cahill has accepted a three-match ban handed to him by the Football Association after being charged for violent conduct as a substitute in Millwall's 3-0 loss to Fulham last week.

The Socceroos veteran had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes when his stray elbow caught Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks in the neck and though the original incident went unpunished, Cahill wasn't able to avoid retrospective action.

Cahill took to social media to accept his ban and vow to contribute in anyway he can as Millwall push for a promotion play-off spot.

The 38-year-old has appeared 10 times since returning to the Den but wracked up just 63 minutes of football in the process and accumulated four yellow cards without a goal.

Originally leaving Melbourne City in pursuit of more game time, Cahill has arguably put his Socceroos spot in some jeopardy leading up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

If Millwall don't make it past the first play-off match, the Australian has played his final minutes of the club season and will have to rely on past exploits to ensure his selection in Bert van Marwijk's extended Socceroos squad to be named in May.

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In Cahill's favour is of course his experience in the national team with 105 caps and 50 goals to his name. 

Check out the incident that got Cahill banned below.

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