• Stunning ... The moment that left Cahill shell-shocked (Getty)
Australia star Tim Cahill is expected to find out within the next 48 hours about the future of his World Cup, after his red card in the Group D loss to Germany.
16 Jun 2010 - 5:26 AM  UPDATED 16 Apr 2014 - 5:44 PM

Cahill's fate will be decided by FIFA's disciplinary committee
either on Wednesday or Thursday (South African time), with his one-match ban likely to be confirmed.

The committee does have
the option to increase the ban to two games if it decides the 56th minute challenge on Germany midfielder Bastian
Schweinsteiger was of a serious enough nature.

That is understood to be highly unlikely, with a one-match ban
only set to rule Cahill out of the Socceroos' clash with Ghana in
Rustenberg and freeing him for the final Group D game
against Serbia in Nelspruit.

Also a concern is that three Australians - captain Lucas Neill,
defender Craig Moore and midfielder Carl Valeri - will carry yellow
cards in to the game against Ghana.