Viduka to play on

12 September 2006 08:24
Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka has confirmed that he has no intention of calling time on his international career. The 30-year-old captained Australia at this summer's World Cup Finals but missed last week's 2-0 Asia Cup defeat against Kuwait. However, the ex-Leeds United and Celtic star has since held talks with caretaker boss Graham Arnold and is prepared to extend his international career. "It's a big commitment playing for Australia because there's such a lot of travelling and it means being away from the family and not being able to able to concentrate fully on playing for your club," the striker told Boro's official website. "I've come to an agreement with Graham because my wife is pregnant and we're by ourselves here, so I want to be with her at this time. "I don't know if I'll play in the next game either - we've already qualified anyway."

Source: ESA