Fiji Time: 8:02 PM on Monday 30 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Cahill a major threat

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VITORIA, Brazil - The Netherlands have put a bounty on the head of Australian marksman Tim Cahill in their looming World Cup fixture.

Cahill's heading ability has been identified by Holland as their major threat in the clash in Porto Alegre on Thursday. Cahill's headed goal in Australia's 1-3 loss against Chile in Cuiaba last Friday rang alarm bells in the Dutch camp, midfielder Nigel de Jong says.

"He's a terrific player that always gives his heart and his all on the pitch, for his country or his club," de Jong told reporters in Porto Alegre yesterday.

"We have to be careful because the timing to the ball with his headers is one of the best. He is one of the best timers I have seen from all the players around the world.

"So we have to take care of that very well."

The Dutch torched Spain 5-1 in their tournament opener but star striker Robin van Persie cautioned against a let-down against the unfancied Australians.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62770.6087
JPY 58.245555.2455
GBP 0.31180.3038
EUR 0.44300.4310
NZD 0.72440.6914
AUD 0.65530.6303
USD 0.47160.4546



Exchange Rate updated on 30th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bomb threat
  2. Students drown, three dead over the weekend
  3. Police chief refutes report
  4. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21
  5. Fury takes over titles
  6. Expect changes next year, says Kumar
  7. Event a success
  8. Hazelman makes top 16 in dance and costume
  9. Police upgrade stations to improve operations
  10. Hazelman among top 10 in best Costume, Dances of world category

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  7. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  10. Prasad, Reddy at odds Tuesday (24 Nov)