Australia's top scorer Tim Cahill called for a 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday in a match that will be part of preparation for the Asian Cup finals in the UAE next year.
Cahill, a 38-year-old international, returned to a farewell match where Scottish newcomer Martin Boyle starred in the numbers 19-41 in his first match at the Asian Championships.
Cahill did not hide his tears after the last nine minutes, with coach Arnold Graham winning in front of the crowd at the A-Z Stadium.
"I cried for the first time on the soccer field and I'm proud of it, I play from my heart every time I wear a green and gold uniform, thank you, Australia, for all my colleagues and staff, I won't mean anything without you."
Cahill announced his withdrawal from international football after completing his fourth World Cup match on June 26 after losing to Peru 2-0 in the first round of the World Cup.
He scored 50 goals for Australia for the last time when he dropped in the second round against Peru. He scored in the World Cup to join Brazilian Pele, Germany's Ove Zieler and Miroslav Klose who scored four World Cups but did not fulfill his goal. .
Since his last official match before retirement was in Russia, it is inevitable that Australian fans will be given the final match on their own land because "The Team's contribution to football and the Australian team in the past 14 years has been extraordinary," Australian Football Federation President David Gallup.
Cahill, who was born in Sydney to Samoa's father, began playing international football with Western Samoa under 20. Australia joined Australia in 2004 after an intense campaign with FIFA.
In Germany 2006 became the first Australian to score in the World Cup, repeated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.
In 2007, he became the first Australian to score in the Asian Cup (Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006) and helped Australia win the Asian title for the first time in 2015.
Cahill spent 14 years with England in Milwaukee and Everton and scored more than 100 goals before moving to the New York Red Bulls. He also played with Shanghai Shenhua and Hangzhou Greentown.
Cahill joined Mellowell in the second division Premier League in England in January after leaving Melbourne City as part of his bid for more matches before the World Cup, before joining India earlier this month.
Australia, which has won the Asian title in 2015, will play in Group B Syria, Jordan and Palestine in the next round (January 5 to February 1, 2019), while Lebanon will play Group E, which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar and North Korea.