It’s not just Australia but the world talking about Tim Cahill’s remarkable goal against the Netherlands in Porto Alegre.
The goal has gone viral with the amazing strike shown around the world. If you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen it, check out our video (above).
UK TV presenter Piers Morgan tweeted
The Huffington Post proclaimed: ‘With one sensational touch, Tim Cahill made everyone a Socceroo’, going on to say: ‘The Netherlands would ultimately prevail in a 3-2 thriller, but Cahill's strike remained the moment of the match.”
The UK’s Daily Mail likened the Socceroo’s volley to a certain Dutch master from the 1980s. ‘The ex-Everton man, now with the New York Red Bulls, wasn't shooting from as tight an angle as Van Basten did in the 1988 European Championship final but he matched the former AC Milan striker for power and accuracy.’
The Independent in the UK asked how the Cahill goal stacked up against some of the legendary World Cup efforts by the likes of Maradona in 1986, Cambiasso’s team goal of 2006 and Bergkamp’s moment of magic against in 1998.
The Mirror made a cheeky reference to Cahill’s World Cup scoring record compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, asking, ‘At the moment, Tim Cahill HAS scored more goals at the World Cup than Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney combined.’
England World Cup great Gary Lineker described it this way…
And Aussie sporting legend Shane Warne got in on the act.
Cahill's former teammate Phil Neville rated his goal as the best of the tournament so far.
While current England star – and former Everton teammate of Cahill’s – Ross Barkly summed it up with this tweet.
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