Syria’s run through World Cup qualification ended in heartbreak today. Tim Cahill headed in a goal, his second, in extra time to put Australia past Syria, 2-1, in the second leg of their fifth-place AFC playoff. Australia won, 3-2, on aggregate and advanced to the inter-confederation playoffs.
The 35-year-old Tim Cahill is off playing with Australia in the Asian Cup they're currently hosting, and what better way to thrill the home fans than with a goal like this? Looks like Francesco Totti isn't the only ageless wonder out on these pitches.
In a matchup rife with Supporters' Shield implications, RBNY's Tim Cahill got things going quickly. Historically quickly. From 20 yards out, just
seven eight seconds in.