Cahill committed to Socceroos
Cahill, who has been plagued by a knee injury in recent weeks, moved freely at training today and is upbeat over his prospects of taking his place in the starting side.
"It's hard and it's up to the manager and obviously we have good personnel who can hopefully do a great job against Paraguay, but if everything goes well this week then I have every possible chance," Cahill said.
"It's all right. I trained today and I had a good run-out. The things is I'm not one to dramatise about injuries and things like that. The only thing is sometimes you have to think about the bigger picture. This is a friendly and I'm back here to show my commitment to the team and the players.
"There's so many players here who want to start and everyone's fighting for a spot, but I've got a massive derby to go back to as well [Everton play Liverpool on October 17]. I wanted to basically make sure that my country's just the biggest priority and Everton is as well.
"It's hard to try to keep everything level pegging but you can't keep everyone happy and the thing is Everton know that I give everything to them and so do Australia."
At the second annual Australian Football Awards in Sydney, the Everton star was voted Australia's most outstanding international player for 2009-10 by the Football Media Association (FMA) of Australia.
Cahill, who played in ten of the Socceroos' 15 games in the period of the award, scored seven times in the green and gold.
He also played 43 matches and scored 17 goals for the Toffees in 2009-10.