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.
Have you signed up to receive Socceroos Insider – Daily?
Sign up now to receive our daily newsletter, delivered at 12pm AEST each day, featuring all the best news and videos direct from camp in Vitoria Brazil.
For exclusive Socceroo videos from inside the camp in Brazil, head to http://www.socceroos.com.au/videos
And don't forget to get social with the Socceroos
Aussies Abroad: Luongo and Wednesday go top of the Championship as Irvine captains Hull
Massimo Luongo has entered Hillsborough, and the Owls are flying high in the EFL Championship. Luongo was deployed as a late substitute by manager Lee Bulleen as a 54th minute goal from Kadeem Harris handed Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 win over Luton Town this morning. MORE: B
Australia’s young football talents to be recognised with new awards
Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) today announced the introduction of two new awards to recognise players representing Australia's junior national teams. FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said the awards would celebrate the overall conduct
FFA congratulates Young Socceroos on AFF U-18 Championship success
Football Federation Australia Chief Executive David Gallop AM has paid tribute to the Young Socceroos, who beat Malaysia 1-0 overnight in the final of the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship in Vietnam. Gallop said the whole squad and coaching staff should be delighted with their achie
Joeys U-17 and U-15 squads in camp at the AIS
Joeys head coach Trevor Morgan has assembled the two age groups at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) this week, as an important part of the development of the men's football pathway. The U-17 squad is in camp from 19 to 22 August and the U-15 squad from 22 to 25 August,