The FIFA World Cup™ dream is over for the Socceroos after Bert van Marwijk’s side were defeated 2-0 by Peru in Sochi this morning.
Goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero proved decisive for the Peruvians, who marked their first FIFA World Cup™ in 36 years with a win.
The Socceroos' exit from the tournament will be a bitter pill to swallow after three admirable performances against France, Denmark and Peru.
But while the team will be departing Russia empty handed, Australia's final stand at the Fisht Stadium did provide fans an unforgettable moment.
When Tim Cahill arrived into the fray for Tomi Juric in the 53rd minute, he became the first Socceroos player in history to play in four FIFA World Cups™.
And although the 38-year-old was unable to provide Australia with another heroic FIFA World Cup™ moment on this occasion, Cahill’s unparalleled aerial ability was once again on display for the world to see.
Cahill has now appeared in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 tournaments and has scored 5 of Australia’s 13 FIFA World Cup™ goals.
Here's how the world reacted to Cahill's landmark achievement...
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