Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has penned a contract extension to keep him at Craven Cottage until at least summer 2013.
The Australia international has proved himself as one of the Premier League's top keepers since arriving in West London on a free transfer in 2008.
The Cottagers No.1 is currently sidelined after sustaining a spinal injury last month, with reserve shot-stopper David Stockdale deputising between the sticks.
Schwarzer, who is expected back towards the end of the month, has committed his long-term future to Fulham by signing a new deal.
The 39-year-old said: "I love playing and want to continue for as long as possible as long as the performances are there.
"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 added: "I realised a long time ago what a great life I have and you have to be realistic and realise how privileged we are to play football for a living, at this level in the Premier League.
"In my opinion it's still the best league in the world. I look at Brad Friedel and he's older than me so I'll keep going as long as he's going!
"He said to me he's going to play for at least another two seasons so I've got at least that."
Meanwhile, Fulham have confirmed the signing of 17-year-old Danish midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen from FC Midjtylland.
The Denmark Under-17 international, who has penned a deal to keep him at Craven Cottage until June 2014, will work with the Cottagers' development squad for the rest of the current campaign.