The Socceroos family pay tribute to Myles O'Neill

Following their FIFA World Cup Qualifying win over Chinese Taipei, the Socceroos paid a powerful tribute to Myles O'Neill - father of cap #602 Brandon O’Neill.

Myles, a treasured member of Western Australian club ECU Joondalup's football community, passed away last week after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Brandon was grateful to have recently returned home to Perth after a stint with Thai outfit Buriram United and reunite with his father one last time. 

Following the Socceroos' 5-1 victory over Chinese Taipei, the team assembled for a special tribute to the O'Neill family. 

"One-hundred percent (it was important to recognise)," Socceroos debutant Denis Genreau said post-game.

"Family is the most important thing and I know my parents were supporting me tonight and I think what we did tonight is special for Brandon." 

Following the game and response across social media, O'Neill extended his gratitude for the gesture. 

O'Neill Tribute
Brandon O'Neill's message to the Socceroos squad (via Instagram)
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