I’m not a soccer fan but I do appreciate skill, team spirit, lasting the distance, courage and any Aussie team winning.
I watched the whole game, something I have never done before, and I mostly enjoyed it. I say mostly because I still find a score of 1-0 at full time fustrating. The game is too defensive in my Aussie Rules and Rugby tainted mind but I cheered with everyone else when John Aloisi gives Australia an unassailable 4-2 lead.
Not only did they win but the Socceroos clearly deserved to win. For most of the game they were in control and were the fitter team.
(At least they won, unlike my beloved Wallabies, who have lost their last seven matches….mumble…bitch…moan)