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Tim Howard’s hectic summer schedule continues on Tuesday evening with the USA again in World Cup qualifying action.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side can move five points clear at the top of the six-team CONCACAF group with victory over Honduras in Utah (2am kick-off, BST).

Since the end of the Premier League season, Howard has featured in four matches for the USA.

A 4-2 friendly defeat to Belgium was followed up with a 4-3 victory against Germany in another exhibition match.

The Stars and Stripes then recorded back-to-back World Cup qualifying victories over Jamaica (2-1) and Panama (2-0) to leapfrog Costa Rica and move to the summit of the table.

While Howard will be confident of reaching next summer’s tournament, one former Blue ensured that his nation will definitely be playing in Brazil next summer.

Tim Cahill is in line to compete in his third World Cup after Australia booked their place with a 1-0 victory over Iraq in Sydney.

Tim Cahill

Josh Kennedy scored an 82nd-minute winner to seal second spot for the Socceroos in Group B of the AFC section.

In an unusual move, the New South Wales government renamed the Cahill Expressway in Sydney as the 'Tim Cahill Expressway' for a 48-hour period in recognition of the 33-year-old’s services to Australian football.

Cahill has won 64 caps and scored 28 goals since making his international debut in 2004.

Australia join Japan, Iran and South Korea as teams to have confirmed their place at next year’s World Cup, along with host nation Brazil.

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