Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer wants to play for Australia in the 2014 World Cup

The former Middlesbrough veteran has no plans to stop playing anytime soon and still harbours ambitions of representing his country in Brazil showpiece
Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has revealed that he wants to represent Australia at the 2014 World Cup.

The tournament will be in Brazil in two years time and the veteran shot stopper has his sights set on taking part for his country.

The 39-year old recently agreed to spend another season at Fulham and he believes he can go on for even longer.

The Australian first arrived in England in 1997 spending a short period at Bradford before moving to Middlesborough where he spent eleven years of his career.

He is currently in his fourth season at Fulham having arrived in the summer of 2008 and has revealed his love for the game is as strong as ever.

"It's great, I am living the dream," he told reporters.

"I am playing football at the highest level and I am almost 40 years old.

"There are not too many of us that can say that so I am still playing because I love playing.

"As long as you love playing and you're still good enough to play at this level then I want to continue.

"I still have ambitions to go and represent Australia in another World Cup in 2014, that is my ultimate goal and I am working towards it."

The keeper had been out with a spinal injury sustained in December but has recently returned to the starting line-up for the Cottagers.

He was in goal for the west Londoner’s 2-1 victory over Stoke this weekend and praised his side for claiming three points against a team always difficult to beat.

"I thought the performance was pretty good," he added.

"I thought if anything we were a little bit disappointed in the end that we still gave Stoke an opportunity to get back into the game because of the chances we created and the way we played football.

"I think we deserved to have the game out of their reach a lot sooner.

"That wasn't to be and you can never knock their determination and fighting spirit.

"You know if Stoke get a sniff they can get back in the game, you know you're going to be into a real fight to hold on to that lead."