Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Australia 0 - Italy 1

Australia was not expected to win this match but they definitely did not deserve to lose like this.  They took the game to the Italians and dominated possession for much of the game until the last minute. 

With seconds remaining in the game clock, the referee saw what no one else in the stadium saw which was a diving Italian forward Fabio Grosso after a challenge from Lucas Neill which in no way touched him.  

The Spanish referee awarded a penalty kick which sealed Australia's fate and that knocked them out of the second round.

All I can say is we were robbed! 

But one thing's for sure, Australia soccer has won and we can see the game just get better Down Under.  

Until the next world cup... Go the Socerroos!!

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