The Socceroos Tim Cahill is still in doubt ahead of this Saturday’s international friendly.

The team is taking on Paraguay in Sydney as it progresses to this year’s Asian Cup competition.

Peter Park reports.

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There is speculation on Cahill’s fitness leading up to the weekend’s game.

The Everton star’s match fitness is in question after a knee injury has kept him from training with the squad.

The side is adapting to the more attacking style of new coach Holger Osieck.

Jason Culina, Socceroo: “Everybody enjoys playing forward, getting forward and like I said, scoring goals, setting them up and we’re no different.”

Dario Vidosic, Socceroo: “In the short amount of time that we’ve been together now I’ve definitely learnt a lot. He’s a great character. He tries to make training as entertaining as possible.”

The side is confident a home crowd at Sydney Football Stadium will give them the advantage.

Also in sport, Mount Panorama is playing host to the first day of practice for the Bathurst 1000.

Crowds today were given free entry for a chance to watch the V8’s go through their paces.

The weather is expected to be fine for the race with no further rain forecasted after showers overnight.

Peter Park, QUT News.