Tim Cahill’s goal celebrations are well known around the footballing world, but his latest effort could land him in hot water with Fifa, who may investigate what appeared to be a “sponsored” celebration.
An investigation could be opened into suggestions Cahill was paid to promote an online travel agency after scoring an extra-time winner against Syria in the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying win at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday.
The striker’s 109th minute header – his second of the night and 50th goal for his country – sent Australia through to an intercontinental playoff with Honduras. But what happened in the immediate aftermath has prompted scrutiny from the world governing body.
After the ball hit the back of the net, Cahill eschewed his usual box-the-corner-flag celebration, instead opting to outstretch his arms, in what appeared to be a physical interpretation of an aeroplane. He then made a T sign with his hands.
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