Van Persie header or Cahill volley? Thierry Henry gives his verdict

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has chosen between the World Cup goal of his current teammate and former one.

World Cup goals are memories which can last generations; who can forget Diego Maradona's for Argentina in 1986, or Carlos Alberto's for Brazil in 1970?

More recently Dennis Bergkamp's 1998 goal for Holland stands out, as does Maxi Rodriguez for Argentina in 2006.

This World Cup is less than a week old, but already we have been treated to two spectacular goals which will be fondly recalled.

Robin van Persie's diving header which looped over a helpless Iker Casillas summed up Holland's crushing 5-1 win over Spain.

That may have been bettered yesterday however, as Australia's Tim Cahill buried a thunderous volley past the Dutch.

It was a strike which has many already debating it as the best of the World Cup so far, ahead of Van Persie's.

One man who knows both players well is Thierry Henry, who played alongside Robin van Persie at Arsenal, and currently with Tim Cahill at the New York Red Bulls.

Currently a BBC pundit, Henry has his mind made up which is better out of Cahill's and Van Persie's.

He said: "What a finish from Tim Cahill. That's the goal of the tournament so far."

That's one high profile vote in the former Evertonian's favour.

Both goals were fantastic, and the beauty is of course in the eye of the beholder.

If we are fortunate, we may even get one which tops both. Who knows, England may even score it...

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