Tuesday, June 27, 2006

All I can say is, see you again in South Africa, Socceroos!! I hope I don't have to wait for another 36 years!

Kewell didn't start, Totti didn't start, but Del Piero did, possibly his last tour for Italy. Australia managed to contain Italy for most parts of the game, and Italy got a red card. The referee let the game flow, and there wasn't too many "simulations" from the Italians. They used to be the King of Dive, after the Brazilians and Argentinians. The Australian defenders did a good job, but the Italian goalkeeper Buffon was even better. Australian strikers did not have the finishing to score, and didn't really take too many chances. Italians tried to score too, but the Australia defense was strong.

Then Totti came on.

Just when we thought we were going into extra time with a 0-0, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Italy, under dubious circumstances. The Austalian defender didn't tackle him outright, he actually slided onto the ground, then the Italian tripped over.

Totti, the Prince of Rome, took the penalty kick, and it was a goal, at the 95th minute.

Really tough luck for the Australians, after coming so far. I am just disgusted with the way the game ended. I wouldn't mind so much if it was lost through a genuine, brillant goal from the Azzuris.

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At 9:11 am, Blogger Harimau said...

It's all such a pity for SOcceroos! Lost through a penalty kick...ahhhh...I just want to kick myself!

At 2:15 pm, Blogger cat_aunty said...

Dear Harimau, don't get too excited. It may induce labour....Lots of people are unhappy with the result, neutral parties who don't support AUS or ITA. They just want a good, fair game. It was a wrong call made by the referee.


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