Bulls Abroad: Cahill scores in his last World Cup match

Jeff Gross

Tim Cahill scores, gets suspended from last group game, and Australia is out of the World Cup.

The Australia v Netherlands match started off with both teams making advances but not being able to finish. The Netherlands broke the game open in the 20th minute with a goal by Arjen Robben. Less than 80 seconds later, Tim Cahill netted his second goal of the tournament, drawing the Socceroos even. The goal was his 34th for Australia, making him the all time goal scoring leader for the Socceroos. His goal also means he has scored 50% of Australia's goals in the history of the World Cup.

Cahill followed up his goal 12 minutes later with a yellow card after a rough foul on Bruno Martins Indi. The yellow is his second in two games, so he'll miss Australia's last group stage game against Spain. The two teams went to halftime tied 1-1 with Australia having a shot at an upset.

The teams came out of halftime, once again trading shots. Australia got a penalty kick just after the 50th minute. Mile Jedinak stepped up and converted, putting the lowest ranked team in the World Cup up 1. Netherlands responded a few minutes later when Robin van Persie was unmarked in the box. Memphis Depay sealed the deal for the Netherand in the 68th minute.

Cahill came off a minute later. Australia couldn't manage a goal, and lost 3-2. A few hours later, Chile upset Spain, eliminating both Spain and Australia from the knockout round. Because he will miss the last group match, this was Cahill's last match in the 2014 World Cup. Presumably, it's also his last World Cup as he turned 34 in December. He finishes with 2 appearances, 2 goals, and 159 minutes played.

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