Schwarzer extends Fulham deal, eyes Brazil
Mark Schwarzer has signed a one-year extension to his Fulham contract which will keep him at the club until 2013.
The 39-year-old, widely regarded as one of the most reliable keepers in the Premier League, joined the Cottagers on a free transfer in 2008 following a long stint with Middlesbrough.
Schwarzer said he hoped to prolong his club career at least until the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
"I love playing and want to continue for as long as possible, as long as the performances are there," he said. "I like to set myself targets and the 2014 World Cup is my goal without a doubt.
"I'm enjoying my football as much as ever and I try to maximise every opportunity I get. The saying I use is, 'I'll be a long time retired', so I want to do the best job I can. There's plenty of time to feel tired when you're retired - now is the time to enjoy it."
Schwarzer, who is currently injured, said he had taken inspiration from Tottenham Hotspur 40-year-old keeper Brad Friedel.
"I look at Brad Friedel and he's older than me, so I'll keep going as long as he's going!" he told Fulham's official website. "He said to me he's going to play for at least another two seasons, so I've got at least that."