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Cahill in hot water over ‘sponsored’ goal celebration during Australia win

Date Posted,October 11, 2017

Tim Cahill has been criticised following his celebrations during Australia’s World Cup qualifying win over Syria.

The Socceroos are just two games away from securing a spot in Russia following their extra-time victory in Sydney.

Everton legend Cahill was once again the hero with two goals, with the extra-time winner his 50th goal for his country.

But instead of heading for the corner flag for his usual celebration, Cahill ran off with his arms outstretched before making a T symbol above his head.

And it has since emerged that Cahill appears to have been paid to do the celebration.

Australia’s Tim Cahill scores (Image: REUTERS)
Tim Cahill of Australia celebrates (Image: AFP)

The 37-year-old is a brand ambassador for travel outlet TripADeal, who thanked him after the game.

“Did you catch @tim_cahill, our new brand ambassador, doing the TripADeal ‘T’ after he scored the winning goal last night? Congratulations Tim!’,” they wrote on Instagram.

The post has now been deleted.

Australia now face a two-legged play-off against Honduras to qualify for the World Cup.

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