Hey hey! Australia’s done it and won its first game in the FIFA World Cup finals, 3 – 1 against Japan. I spent the night munching on wasabi coated peas with a Bud. Must admit that after a while the wasabi was too much so switched to popcorn!
Fitness and perseverance showed through. Despite a goal against them in the first half, Australia dominated the shots at goal. The introduction of Cahill, Kennedy and Alloisi in the second half made the difference – we had players poised for scoring three goals in the last eight minutes. That made up for the controversial goal from the first half in which the goalie appeared to have been impeded.
Roll on Brazil!