Socceroos sponsor Caltex dubs Belmont outlet 'Cahilltex' for 2018 FIFA World Cup
THE Socceroos are just hours from an historic World Cup group match against France, but a host of their stars have been spotted a world away from the Kazan Arena.
Among the talent seen in Belmont today was veteran Tim Cahill, Celtic magician Tom Rogic, speedster Mathew Leckie and midfield rock Mile Jedinak.
In most circumstances this would be cause for concern, particularly for the make-up of the team to battle one of the tournament favourites.
But not on this occasion.
Petroleum giant Caltex, a naming-rights partner of Australia’s national football side, has given five of its sites across the country a makeover in honour of Cahill, who will be out to find the back of the net at his fourth World Cup.
The sites, including its outlet on Great Eastern Highway, Belmont, will be dubbed “Cahilltex” throughout June.
Cahill features on the large roadside display, while a fuel station will also carry his name, face and a life-size cut-out of the striker.
“There is no greater motivation heading into the biggest competition in our sport, let alone the world, than having an all-Aussie company and the rest of the country right behind our squad,” Cahill said of the honour.
“I am lucky to have had several defining moments across previous FIFA World Cup campaigns, and I’m looking forward to giving it another crack in Russia this year.”
Jedinak, Leckie and Rogic also feature on the bowsers.