Cahill, Van Persie suspended for last group games

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm •  Published: June 18, 2014

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Robin van Persie and Tim Cahill have both scored contenders for goal of the World Cup. Both will miss their team's last Group B matches in Brazil.

Cahill scored a stunning volley Wednesday to equalize in the 21st minute of Australia's match against the Netherlands in Porto Alegre before being booked just short of half time for a late challenge on Bruno Martins Indi, his second yellow card of the tournament.

Van Persie, who scored a memorable looping header against Spain last week and added his third goal of the tournament in the second half against Australia, was booked shortly after half time for putting his hand in the face of Matthew Spiranovic.

Two yellow cards in group play mean an automatic suspension for the next match.