VIDEO: Australia players commentate on Tim Cahill's wondergoal

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Australia players Ryan McGowan and James Holland turned commentators to relive Tim Cahill's World Cup stunner against the Netherlands.

Australia players Ryan McGowan and James Holland got behind the mic to relive Tim Cahill’s wonder goal from their 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Set up by a perfectly placed McGowan cross, the former Everton man’s first-time volley drew the teams level at 1-1 in Porto Alegre, with many immediately hailing it one of the greatest World Cup goals of all time.

The Socceroos put in a spirited performance against a Dutch side fresh off a 5-1 win over reigning world champions Spain, but the loss ultimately ended their chances of making it to the last 16, having already fallen 3-1 to Chile in their opener.

Furthermore, Cahill’s second-half booking also saw the side’s talisman ruled out of the final group game against Spain on Monday, in what was set to be the 34-year-old’s final World Cup appearance.

Nevertheless, the strike was certainly an impressive way for the nation’s all-time top scorer to bow out of the world’s biggest stage, having tallied five goals over the course of his three tournaments – more than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Wayne Rooney have managed over the same period.

Australia were very much underdogs going into this summer, having been drawn in the supposed 'Group of Death', but Ange Postecoglou’s side have quite rightly earned numerous plaudits for their efforts, with a final chance to leave their mark on the tournament against a reeling Spanish side tomorrow.

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