Tim Cahill may be 35 but he’s still got one of the most accurate pair of feet in football, and he demonstrated just what a dead-eye he still is with an audacious pass before a recent game for Australia.
Cahill’s 10-year-old son, Shae, was watching his father play (and score) in Australia’s 4-1 win over Kuwait at the AFC Asian Cup and during the warm-up called for him to pass him the ball.
Once the former Everton man had heard his son calling from the stands he picked one of the match balls up and sent a pin-point pass straight into the arms of the boy.
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Thankfully someone managed to record the whole incident on their phone so that the world can revel in the unbelievable accuracy of Cahill’s effort.
The 35-year-old scored the equalising goal in that game after Kuwait took a shock early lead in Melbourne.
According to plan
Australia went on to win the AFC Asian Cup opener 4-1 and have since secured passage to the second round with a 4-0 win over Oman.
Cahill has shaken the world with his accuracy before though, with his wonder-striker in Australia’s 3-2 defeat to Holland at last summer’s World Cup shortlisted for goal of the tournament.
With a total of 37 goals he is the Socceroos all-time top goalscorer, having overtaken Damian Mori in March 2014 with a brace in a friendly against Ecuador at former club Millwall’s stadium The Den.