Friday, July 28, 2006

Matildas in the Asian Cup Finals

The Matildas have made it to the Finals! Better yet, they also qualified for the 2007 Women's World Cup!

They won over Japan 2 - nil yesterday and will expect either North Korea or China in the final game this Sunday. Not sure who they'll be up against but we're sure to be there to watch!

(image from Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia will face China in the finals on Sunday. China won over DPR Korea in a match mired in controversy. Apparently, the North Koreans got angry at the referee for disallowing a late goal that would have sent the match to extra time. A melee ensued and the whole affair degenerated into bottle throwing between the Chinese fans and the North Korea players. The officials had to be escorted out of the stadium for security.

It's unfortunate that the women's game had to have this bad publicity. I just hope the final game is a good and clean one.

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