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Goal of 2014 World Cup Contender! Tim Cahill (Australia) vs Netherlands

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tim Cahill scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history as Australia bowed out of the 2014 World Cup with 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring for the heavily favored Dutch with a fantastic solo run and goal in the 20th minute.

Less than 60 seconds later, though, the Socceroos hit back with a goal of the highest quality that will live long in the memory.

Ryan McGowan pinged a superb cross-field pass towards Cahill and the New York Red Bulls star lashed an unstoppable left-foot volley that crashed past the helpless Jasper Cillessen.

Robin van Persie swiftly cancelled out Mile Jedinak's 54th-minute penalty before substitute Memphis Depay put the Dutch ahead on 68 minutes with his first international goal.

"It's a great moment," Cahill told reporters after the match. "The ball was sitting beautifully for me to either chest it or head it back.

"But if you want a shot at the title you've got to have a go at those. It just felt so right to hit it and I hit it sweetly.

"That's what it's all about - defining moments, another one in my career that I'm really proud of.

"Everyone dreams of playing on this stage and I want to leave a mark for all the kids back in Australia and around the world to be inspired by this today."


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