Everton legend 'proud' to join likes of Maradona and Ronaldo with World Cup goal

Tim Cahill Australia

Tim Cahill has Tweeted his joy of scoring at his third World Cup.

After getting over the shock of watching Spain get thrashed by Holland yesterday Chile took on Australia in the other game in Group B.

It was a game Chile deservedly won, in the end claiming a 3-1 victory. However it was a tough affair. The Soccerroos gave them the odd scare, and of course they hit the back of the net.

And it was a trademark goal from Tim Cahill that did the trick. The Australian captain started the game as a lone-striker. He played the role on some occasions whilst an Everton player.

During his time as an Evertonian, during which time he became a legendary figure, he had a penchant for scoring headed goals, despite his diminutive frame.

Yesterday's goal was no different. He out-jumped his man with ease, leaping like a salmon before powering his header beyond the impressive Chile stopper Claudio Bravo.

The goal also means Cahill has now scored at three different World Cup competitions - joining an elite list of names to have pulled off such a feat.

He is now in that group with the likes of David Beckham, Michel Platini, Diego Maradona and Ronaldo.

And he has posted a Tweet today stating how proud he is to have achieved such an amazing statistic - even if they did lose 3-1...

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