Tim Cahill may face FIFA’s investigation for “sponsored” celebration

Tim Cahill may face FIFA’s investigation for his goal celebration in the World Cup play-off against Syria on Wednesday, which appeared to be a “sponsored” celebration.

The striker made a “T” sign after scoring the 109th-minute header to send the Socceroos through to an intercontinental playoff with Honduras. He is reportedly the new brand ambassador of a Byron Bay-based travel company.

After the match, the travel company has reportedly asked their followers if they had seen the 37-year-old’s celebration, calling it the “doing the… ‘T'”. Cahill replied the message with a string of emojis. However, the post has since been deleted, according to reports.

In an interview with BBC Sport, FIFA said that it was “reviewing and analyzing the reports from the referees and the match commissioners for all matches in FIFA competitions”.

The world football governing body added that “any events which require further attention may be communicated accordingly”.

Meanwhile, Football Federation Australia (FFA) said it would not take action against the former Everton striker.