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FIFA investigating Cahill goal celebration

Wide World of Sports logo Wide World of Sports 13/10/2017 Sacha Mirzabegian

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The world’s governing body of football is investigating Socceroos star Tim Cahill for his goal celebration following his decisive match winner in their World Cup qualifier playoff against Syria on Tuesday.

FIFA is looking for a breach of sponsorship rules after Cahill ditched his trademark celebration of boxing the corner flag by making a ‘T’ in the extra time win over the Middle East nation.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, the online travel agency that Cahill is aligned with posted a picture of the celebration and congratulated the Socceroos star for the win.

Cahill then replied with a post of his own that seemed to confirm his relationship with the company, saying: “Always a pleasure. Another chapter written and plenty more to come. Amazing team performance and really proud of everyone tonight, team, staff and fans. #FEARLESS @tripadeal

<p>Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring the match winning goal against Syria.</p> © Getty Images

Tim Cahill celebrates after scoring the match winning goal against Syria.

FIFA released a statement saying they will be looking into the incident.

"FIFA is reviewing and analysing the reports from the referees and the match commissioners for all matches in FIFA competitions. Events which require further attention may be communicated accordingly,” a FIFA spokesman said.

Football’s ruling body doesn’t take too kindly to sponsorship rules being flouted during competition.

In 2012 they fined Niklas Bendtner $135,000 for exposing sponsored underwear.

Despite it being against the rules, the twittersphere highlighted the hypocrisy at play over the draconian rules set in place by FIFA.

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