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Everton FC boss David Moyes powerless to stop Tim Cahill going to Asia Cup
Published : 14 Dec 2010 08:00:00
Tim Cahill in action for Australia 300 * FOLLOW us on Twitter for all the latest EFC news here DAVID MOYES has admitted he is powerless to prevent Tim Cahill departing for the Asia Cup next month. The Everton boss is facing the prospect of losing his top scorer for much of January, as the 31-year-old plays for Australia in the Qatar-based tournament. And although he is frustrated at the timing of the interruption to his Aussie talisman's season, Moyes feels his hands have been tied by Fifa. Until 2006 Australia were part of the Oceanic Group in world football, but Sepp Blatter's move to switch them into the Asian Football Federation meant the Socceroos would compete in the Asia Cup. Moyes said: 'We sign African players and we accept that they will be away. But when we signed Tim Cahill, Australia were not in Asia's pool, they were in Oceania. So we didn't expect to be missing Tim Cahill. 'Tim is massively important for us. He is going to be a really big miss. I cannot do anything about it.' Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will carefully monitor the situation regarding James Vaughan this week after the Everton striker returned to Finch Farm.