Tim Cahill

Cahill wants Socceroos to restore Australia pride

Cameron Bancroft admitted using tape to try and artificially alter the condition of the ball during Australia's third Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday, with captain Steve Smith stating the opening batsman was acting under instructions from himself and the team's "leadership group" of senior players.

Cricket Australia removed Smith and vice-captain David Warner from their positions for day four of the match, with wicketkeeper Tim Paine taking on the captaincy as the beleaguered tourists subsided to a crushing 322-run defeat.

Tim Cahill reacts to being booed by Sydney FC fans

Cahill was audibly booed by Sydney FC supporters when he came on as a substitute during a 1-1 draw at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

The Socceroos legend took to Twitter to address the heckling, warning supporters to be wary of their conduct around young fans.

"Is what it is, i don't mind the boos but remember what comes out of FANS mouths stays with the children as much as it does me," Cahill tweeted.

Cahill has been given a mixed reception by supporters of other A-League teams, often being heckled when he is playing away from AAMI Park.

Tim Cahill left out of Socceroos squad to visit Thailand

Cahill was among a quartet of dropped players including Apo Giannou, Chris Ikonomidis and Ryan McGowan.

It is believed Coach Ange Postecoglou is resting Cahill because of general soreness issues.

Striking duo Jamie McLaren and Nathan Burns were called up to the 23-man squad, along with Josh Risdon and Milos Degenek.

Full Socceroos squad

Nathan BURNS F.C. Tokyo, JAPAN 23 (3)

Milos DEGENEK TSV 1860 Munchen, GERMANY 4 (0)

Adam FEDERICI A.F.C. Bournemouth, ENGLAND 16 (0)

Alex GERSBACH Rosenborg BK, NORWAY 2 (0)